Right from the very beginning of ‘Entourage’ any barricade of conservation is shredded; group of dudes(Chase, Johnny, Eric, and Turtle) happily cruising on a speed boat to meet smoking hot ladies scantily clad ladies in bikinis at Vince Chase’s (Adrian Grenier) yacht party. And might I add, the contagious excitement is voiced in these few words – “I might need to jerk it before we even get to the boat!” and it gets a whole lot dirtier, infact we could say the entire movie gets it kick from infusing vulgar dialogue.
The movie centres on Vince’s attempt to pull off a big budget movie (a $100 million budget which then skyrockets $15 million over). Somehow the movie star wants more out of his career and contacts one of his buddies former agent-turned-studio head Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven) who then offers him the acting project but being the “goal getter” that Vince is he puts in an ultimatum – he must direct the film (“Hyde”) too!
The movie later takes us deeper and it dawns that the whole point of the film revolves around getting approval from Texas billionaire Larsen McCredle and his son Travis to get stable financing (which gets you wondering in the end how flimsy it all seems).
Entourage doesn’t supersede any expectation of a great movie; it lacks a good script and the shallow characters do little to save the movie, but generally the movie does have its moments and it’s really easy to follow (you needn’t have followed the previous eight episodes to understand this latest debut, which is a good thing).
That said, I must point out that Jeremy Pivens presence in ‘Entourage’ no doubt deserves a huge thumbs up! His effortless portrayal of (Art Gold) was every inch entertaining; his constant flawless switch from the angry demanding goal getter to family man is something viewers should look out for. He was by far the most intriguing of the cast and each time his acting leaves no eye wandering.
‘Entourage’ which has its basis on two things – materialism and sex obsession has landed poor reviews generally. The perceived lack of intelligence which reflects in its portrayal of men as “Hollywood prototypes” hungry for the frivolous things of life has landed harsh reception; But this point is debatable.
‘Entourage’ is written and directed by Doug Ellin.
Starring: Johnny “Drama” Chase (Kevin Dillon), Eric “E” Murphy (Kevin Connolly), and Sal “Turtle” Assante (Jerry Ferrara), Adrian Grenier (Vince) alongside special appearances by Jessica Alba, Emily Ratajkowsski, Piers Morgan, TI, Pharrell williams, Common, Terrence Jenkins.
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