Movie star Vincent Chase, together with his boys Eric, Turtle, and Johnny, are back - and back in business with super agent-turned-studio head Ari Gold. Written by IMDd
June 5, 2015
The Hollywood Selfie that is Entourage is Back, and Better than ever.
The boys are back in town! Vinny, Drama, Turtle, Eric and Ari pick up right where the hit HBO series left off; with a handful of new colorful characters and a whole town full of Hollywood cameos. All the original cast is back to reprise their now famous roles. This run Vince sets his sights on a directing spot for his next big picture as the team scrambles to get it off the ground. They battle press, financial backers, budgetary issues, casting and their own libidos to keep the movie from crashing and burning. As an added bonus all of our Entourage players, (minus Ari of course) find themselves single as the story begins. Allowing for maximum girl chasing hijinks and over the top wild parties.
If you are a diehard Entourage fan, this film is a must see. Like many of my fellow Entourage followers, I felt shorted by the series finale. They tried too hard to wrap everything up in a happily ever after bow. The show works best when the group is chasing women and partying hard. Entourage is the male counterpart to Sex in the City. A fantasy world for men, to live vicariously through the characters. Rich single men, shoes and designer couture is to Sex in the City; what smoking hot naked Hollywood starlets and expensive cars are to Entourage. The movie fully redeems the franchise and puts it back firing on all 12 cylinders; chock full for T and A with solid laughs throughout. Director, writer and creator of Entourage Doug Ellin and Producer Mark Wahlberg have tapped into the formula that made the series so popular, and set us up for the best feature length episode yet.
There is no end to the amount of celebrities that come out to make cameos for this film. And why not, Hollywood loves films about Hollywood. It’s a narcissistic town that can rarely miss a chance to make a cinematic selfie. Going back to films like Singing in the Rain (1952), Sunset Boulevard (1950) to the most recent best picture Birdman (2014), films about Hollywood are never in short supply.
The soundtrack on this film is also very well put together. Some great tracks by artists like Royal Blood, The National and Tame Impala really get the movie’s high octane momentum rolling. Good tunes aside if you are a stranger to the Entourage world this film may not be your movie. Of course the film is aimed at fans of the HBO series and with that demographic there should be little to no complaints. The greatness of this film lies in the eyes of people who are immersed in the world crated by Ellin and Wahlberg. If you are a stranger to the Entourage series, watch a couple of episodes to see if it’s your speed before you go diving into the deep end with this movie.
It’s a 1.5 hour Entourage episode that gives you just what you wanted from Vinny & the guys.
I’m so glad we get to witness what Writer / Director Doug Ellin and Producer Mark Wahlberg had in mind for some of our favorite Hollywood characters. Don’t worry y’all … it doesn’t disappoint. If you are an Entourage fan this movie is going to hit all of the buttons you expect from Vinny, Ari, Drama, Turtle and E. Make a list of what you want in the movie (maybe Drama cooking breakfast or Ari making an extremely inappropriate statement to Lloyd) and it will happen. The movie doesn’t sway from the formula. It doesn’t try to be something it’s not. It is a wonderful glimpse into what Aquaman’s star does next on his road to becoming an A-lister with the help of his agent and friends.
If you have not seen Entourage (and you have no idea what I’m talking about) you may want to consider checking out a few episodes first to see if the style fits. If you find after one or two episodes that you like what you see, grab some friends and have a great night out with Entrouage. You can go back and see the series afterwards … it’s a series you can enjoy out of order. If the idea of guys doing some drugs, sleeping around and making fun of each other on a constant basis while trying to make it Hollywood just isn’t your thing … skip it.
Ladies – remember this is a dude’s series. There are parties with a solid 3:1 women to men ratio and lots of lady parts being shown around on screen. No eye-candy for us … but, it’s all good. We had Sex in the City. The cameos, the storyline, the one-liners … they are worth the constant hooters on the screen. Give your guy some love for all of those chick flicks he took you too and have fun with Entourage!
Glad to see you back in Hollywood Ari … you were missed. Hope to get another glimpse into your Hollywood journey soon!