Date Stamp: October 14, 2015
Studio: Warner Bros.
Reviewed by: Ed Coke
If you didn’t get to see the long awaited, highly anticipated Entourage feature film in theatres, or you enjoyed it so much you’re ready for another go around, now is your chance to jump back into the Hollywood high life with Vinny Chase and his crew.
The TV version of Entourage lasted an impressive eight seasons on HBO and was a huge hit during it’s time, based loosely on the rags to riches come-up story of A-lister Mark Wahlberg, it gave regular people an entertaining and insightful look at the day-to-day dealings of celebrities, their families and friends. The movie version picks up where the series ended, and while most diehard fans of the show were excited for it’s release, the production took so long that it kind of lost the interest of the casual viewer, resulting in a disappointing performance at the box office. Oddly enough, a very similar storyline takes place in the flick. Perhaps art imitating life?
I won’t get too deep into the plot, but all the old cast and co-stars are back and there’s an endless stream of cameos, exotic locations, flashy rides, and dimepiece groupies that are sure to keep audiences entertained. I personally enjoyed watching Jeremy Piven reprise his neurotic super agent/studio head Ari Gold role and Kevin Dillon’s hilarious scene-stealing ways as Johnny Drama.
For those who’ve seen it already and are wondering why they should pick up the home release, there’s a whole lot of bonus footage, gag reels and extra material included to give a behind-the-scenes look at the Entourage universe.