Movie Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars
Bro Rating: 5 out of 5 Fist Bumps
Fun Rating: 5 out of 5 Cartwheels
Aahhh, the boys are back, and just as good as ever! As you read this review, you must keep in mind that I am a huge fan of the Entourage television show so it is highly likely that my feelings about this movie are completely jaded. With that said, I will try and separate the two.
For those not familiar with the HBO series, Entourage follows Vincent Chase (Adrain Grenier) from relative obscurity, to movie stardom. His brother, and two friends from their hometown of Queens, NY, descend upon Hollywood and what follows––and what I love about the show––is what I feel like is a pretty real depiction of life in tinsel town. Before you make it big there, no one cares about you. And in that period of time, the entourage struggled their way through the ranks. Once Vinny hit the big time, that is when the fun really began. All of a sudden, a whole new world of money, fancy homes, cars, girls, and even drugs were thrust upon the boys. Oh, and of course all of them fu**ing and partying their way through Vinny's rise is what all the fun was about.
The movie picked up right where the show left off, and it did so immediately. Somewhere off the coast of Spain, the boys rolled up in a speed boat and docked onto Vinnie's rented yacht full of half naked hotties. They jump right into the plot-line of the story, as right in the middle of the party, Vinnie is making yet another major Hollywood move. The writers did a great job in the first couple of scenes bringing folks unfamiliar with the show up to speed, without it feeling redundant for all of us junkies.
The plot was solid, and the laughs came by the handful. Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven), Vinnie's former agent turned studio-head, lights up the screen with his usual out of control behavior and hilarious hard hitting one-liners. The other, and sometimes hard to do trick of cameos, was pulled off without a hitch here. And, when I say cameos, the plural in that cannot be understated... cause there were a TON of awesome ones.
Look, it's simple really... if exotic cars, lavish homes, beautiful women, sex, vulgar humor and plenty of stars aren't your thing... pass on this movie. But, if you aren't a stick in the mud, and you just want to go to the movies to escape and have a blast, then Entourage is a movie for you.
DISCLAIMER: I am a man, and this review is written from a man's perspective. So ladies, while I do think you will also enjoy Entourage, if you haven't, maybe check out at least one of the TV episodes first. Cause, this movie is most certainly geared for men. The reason I even bring it up is because, I would want someone to give me a heads up if I didn't know what it was but was considering seeing Magic Mike. Cause, I love Magic tricks aaaaaand, I woulda been pretty disappointed if I would have walked into that movie blind. #Yikes
There you have it. Fans of the television show will certainly love Entourage and I feel it is great even for those less fortunate who have not yet seen it. Plus, they sell candy in boxes and sodas in buckets at the theatre, so, how wrong could you really go???