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Entourage

Year : 2015 Director : Doug Ellin Running Time : 104 Genre :
Movie review score
3.5/5

What’s it about?
After some time in exile Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven) returns to Hollywood to head up a movie studio. Naturally he hands his boy Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier) a big fat cheque and a directors chair. When Vinnie needs more cash to complete the movie, everything comes unstuck for Ari.

What do we think?
Casey Moon-Watton says: Exactly as one expects from Entourage the movie starts with loads of beautiful women, and finishes highlighting the importance of surrounding yourself with people whom you care about, and who care about you. As a fan of the show I loved this movie. It was true to the format that worked for so many seasons, made a bunch of in jokes that seemed to go over my fellow reviewers heads, but had me laughing out loud. Ari Gold swearing more celebrities that you can poke a stick at and cameo by Warren Buffet…

Jeremy Piven is by far the stand out performer in this film, playing by far the most likeable character. Excuse me while I disappear into the night chanting “spin off”.

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  1. Carl Butcher says:

    Entourage: a movie thick with pimped out rides and product placement. Instead of the big Hollywood blockbusters action scene to action scene, entourage drifts from pool parties with girls in bikinis to restaurant scenes with more fake colour than a tannery. The theme of a strong brotherhood between all the main characters keeps the movie interesting just like the TV series with mini melodramas while big movies get in their lives way, and all troubles seem insignificant at the end with the friendships taking precedence and providing perspective for the group.

    A thoroughly enjoyable movie! If you loved the series, then the movie just sits in that same spot of pursue dreams and the rewards will come. If they don’t, then just enjoy the ride and make sure you have your mates around you to keep you grounded. Some absolutely hilarious cameos from hollywoods a listers who throw the f bomb at each other for fun. 4 out of 5 stars and can’t wait for the next series on TV …

  2. Having only seen three or four episodes of the TV series I knew the characters without having much emotional investment. It might be a bit hard for me to comment other than to say it felt more like a long TV episodes with a seemingly endless list of cameo appearances rather than a film. But, and this might be getting meta, the whole point of Entourage is that money and perception are the underlying rule of Hollywood movies getting made. So this coming to the big screen might be the ultimate in self justification. Nothing extraordinary to see here but fun enough I suppose. If nothing else it makes for a great spot-the-celebrity game movie.

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