9 July 2015 | stevenhogg1984
Great Fun for the real Entourage fans
I've not written a review on here before (heck, I've written very few reviews anywhere) but I felt compelled to write one for this movie.
In a nutshell, if you're a fan of the Entourage television series you will enjoy the Entourage movie.
Without giving too much away the movie picks up pretty much straight after the final episode of the show, and itself is essentially an extended episode (3 or 4 of them strapped together) but with a bit more money pumped in. It's not the most original movie, and the plot doesn't exactly set the world alight, but that's not what Entourage is about. It's about Vince, E, Drama and Turtle, and of course the brilliantly angry Ari Gold, and the antics they get up to (and the trouble they have to get out of) in the big flashy world of Hollywood. It's far-fetched, it's over the top, there's nudity, swearing, alcohol, drugs, sex – Everything that was in the TV show that made it great. Yet this seems to not sit well with some people. It's not a realistic representation of Hollywood – it's an entertaining playboy fantasy of the world which is both fun and cringe worthy to watch at the same time.
Entourage doesn't try to be anything it's not. If people had bigger, wilder expectations they won't find it here. It's not trying to be anything too serious and I expected the critics to pan it but I did not expect the same harshness in the many user reviews I've read on the web. Personally after a 4 year absence I was thrilled to be watching the gang once again, and on the big screen this time. It felt like coming home after being away and meeting back up with old friends again. It felt like the TV series had never ended and I was back to enjoying it as much as I did during its original run. Vince as always is getting in over his head, E is trying hard to manage Vince and his love life, Drama is as crude and embarrassing as ever, Turtle is, well, Turtle – though a bit slimmer and wealthier than last time, and Ari is the hilariously raging super-agent/studio head we all know and love. All your favourite characters are there as well as the many cameos you would expect, including the legendary Gary Busey (among others) once again! I thoroughly enjoyed this movie, and so did my girlfriend – who's never seen a single episode of the show, but now wants to get into the DVD box set. We both laughed a lot, as did everyone else in the cinema. Nobody walked out early, and nobody looked disappointed by the film's end.
If you enjoyed the TV series do yourself a favour – don't pay too much attention to the negative reviews you may read and just go and watch this movie. It's everything I expected it to be, and now I'm just a little sad that it's over again. As much as I enjoyed it I don't think there should be another movie or TV series – it's been a good run, and this was like a trip down memory lane. You don't want too much of a good thing, so let's leave it on a high note.