Entourage Proves A Worthy Opponent in Theaters

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Entourage, the much-anticipated big-screen version of the award-winning hit HBO series, reunites the show’s original cast, led by Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara and Jeremy Piven.

Movie star Vincent Chase (Grenier), together with his boys, Eric (Connolly), Turtle (Ferrara) and Johnny (Dillon), are back…and back in business with super agent-turned-studio head Ari Gold (Piven).  Some of their ambitions have changed, but the bond between them remains strong as they navigate the capricious and often cutthroat world of Hollywood.

The film also has Billy Bob Thornton and Haley Joel Osment as father and son, Larsen and Travis McCredle.  Returning cast from the series also includes Perrey Reeves as Ari Gold’s wife; Emmanuelle Chriqui as Sloan; Rhys Coiro as Billy Walsh; Debi Mazar as Vince’s publicist, Shauna; Rex Lee as Lloyd; Constance Zimmer as Dana Gordon; and Nora Dunn as Dr. Marcus.  Emily Ratajkowski appears as herself.  Rounding out the cast are Alan Dale, who appeared in the series, rapper Scott Mescudi, and Rhonda Rousey.

So many cameos were made in the film it got to the point of comedy. One minute the guys are seen partying with Russell Wilson and “Gronk” (Rob Gronkowski) and the next you’ll find a boisterous Ari at a stop light getting flipped off by Liam Neeson.

Entourage

This film is everything you’d expect when going to see a movie about making a movie with the cast from Entourage. I mean the film is hilarious, but it’s the type of extremely crude and vulgar humor you have to have a taste for. If you aren’t a fan of the TV series or perhaps never saw it, the comedy might be too vulgar for some. There’s lots of cussing and lots of sex but that kinda comes with the territory of it being an HBO TV Series. It doesn’t say, “The hit TV show from CBS,” it most definitely says HBO.

Jeremy Piven is pure gold in this movie and provided the best comedy throughout the entire movie. As Ari, he came through in the clutch and gave Vince the movie role of a lifetime. But after being married and divorced again in a week, Vince agreed to come onboard but only if he could direct it. This is where the boys’ adventure begins.

Is it fairly predictable? Yes, but is it fun to watch? You bet it is. It very easily gets a 9 out of 10 for being hilarious, edgy, and I wouldn’t be shocked if Piven gets some type of award for his role.

 

-Jon J.

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