BEAUTIFUL BUT EMPTY: From left, Adrian Grenier, Jerry Ferrara, Kevin Connolly and Jeremy Piven in a scene from the movie Entourage.
BEAUTIFUL BUT EMPTY: From left, Adrian Grenier, Jerry Ferrara, Kevin Connolly and Jeremy Piven in a scene from the movie Entourage. Claudette Barius

Entourage: An epic bromance

Entourage

Director: Doug Ellin

Stars: Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Jerry Ferrara

Reviewer: Javier Encalada

Rating: 2.5/5

 

MOVIE star Vincent Chase, together with his boys Eric, Turtle, and Johnny, are back in business with super agent (turned studio head) Ari Gold on a risky project that will serve as Vince's directorial debut.

If you were a fan of the series, you will enjoy re-connecting with the most epic bromance of all times.

The guys are out and about "livin' la vida Hollywood".

This movie would be a great satiric comedy if it wasn't almost a documentary.

First, the original TV series was loosely based on Mark Wahlberg's initial impression of Hollywood, and his own entourage of friends, who are also featured in the film.

Then we have Johnny Drama, a middle age actor who is Vince's half brother, played by Kevin Dillon, who is best known for being Matt Dillon's brother.

The only character in this movie that deserves a second glance is Ari Gold, played by Jeremy Piven.

Ari is cinematic gold.

As a manager-turned-studio head, Ari is ruthless, manic, well-dressed, self-absorbed and truly hilarious.

He is also, to his detriment, loyal and always correct on his assumptions about people and their intentions.

Ari Gold is the one character I would watch as the subject of a spin-off series.

Then there is the villains, embodied by two icons of cinema: Billy Bob Thornton and Haley Joel Osment.

Thornton plays a Texas billionaire who is financing Vince's latest film.

Osment is best known for playing Forest Gump as a child in 1994 and his one-liner "I see dead people" in The Sixth Sense.

He plays a Texan heir, the spoiled brat to Thornton's character.

The lives of these characters are so vacuous, their relations so feeble, and their lifestyles so extravagant, they are almost real.

We know that thanks to reality TV, Twitter and Instagram.

The script makes no sense but everyone is so good looking in this movie than I could not stop watching until the end, despite the fact that my brain was telling me otherwise.

Damn you Hollywood!



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