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Entourage (2015)

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Critic Consensus: Entourage retains many elements of the HBO series, but feels less like a film than a particularly shallow, cameo-studded extended episode of the show.

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Entourage," the much-anticipated big-screen version of the award-winning hit HBO series, reunites the show's original cast, led by Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara and Jeremy Piven. Movie star Vincent Chase (Grenier), together with his boys, Eric (Connolly), Turtle (Ferrara) and Johnny (Dillon), are back...and back in business with super agent-turned-studio head Ari Gold (Piven). Some of their ambitions have changed, but the bond between them remains strong as they navigate the capricious and often cutthroat world of Hollywood. (C) WB

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Cast

Jeremy Piven
as Ari Gold
Adrian Grenier
as Vincent Chase
Kevin Dillon
as Johnny "Drama" Chase
Kevin Connolly
as Eric Murphy
Debi Mazar
as Shauna
Billy Bob Thornton
as Larsen McCredle
Perrey Reeves
as Mrs. Ari
Rex Lee
as Lloyd
Rhys Coiro
as Billy Walsh
Constance Zimmer
as Dana Gordon
Haley Joel Osment
as Travis McCredle
Alan Dale
as John Ellis
Nina Agdal
as Bridgite
Piers Morgan
as Piers Morgan
Mark Cuban
as Himself
Rocky
as Arnold
Jennie Kwan
as OB/GYN Nurse
T.I.
as Himself
Saigon
as Saigon
Gary Busey
as Himself
Baron Davis
as Himself
Bob Saget
as Himself
Kayla Collins
as Bob Saget Girl
Bekah Graf
as Bob Saget Girl
Jim Gray
as Himself
Jon Favreau
as Himself
Greg Louganis
as Lloyd's Fiancée
Raquel Alessi
as Jennifer
Billy Dec
as Himself
Mike Tyson
as Himself
Scott Vener
as Himself
Liam Neeson
as Himself
Ed O'Neill
as Himself
Lindsay McGrail
as Lamaze Teacher
Chad Lowe
as Himself
Nora Dunn
as Dr. Deanne Emily Marcus
Henry Penzi
as Himself
Bill Grund
as Security Guard
David Spade
as Himself
Jessica Alba
as Herself
Common
as Himself
Armie Hammer
as as Himself
Meagen Fay
as Larsen's Secretary
Anna Jaller
as Dana's Assistant
Shayna Baszler
as Ronda's Girl
Jessamyn Duke
as Ronda's Girl
Marina Shafir
as Ronda's Girl
Tom Brady
as Himself
Martin Landau
as Bob Ryan
Shay Laren
as Bob Ryan's Girlfriend
Brittany Wagner
as Sloan's Friend
Michael S. Meldman
as Board Member
Steve Tisch
as Board Member
Dru Mouser
as Dr. Feldman's Receptionist
Tim Maculan
as Dr. Feldman
Debbie Jaffe
as OB/GYN Doctor
Matt Lauer
as Himself
George Takei
as Himself
Michael Hirtenstein
as Photographer
Chad Hurley
as Videographer
Maya Ellin
as Flower Girl
Jenna Goldman
as Flower Girl
Kate Goldman
as Flower Girl
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Critic Reviews for Entourage

All Critics (187) | Top Critics (38)

All a big-screen version does is help magnify how ironically un-cinematic the whole thing is.

Full Review… | October 14, 2015
The Atlantic
Top Critic

These guys learn nothing, they don't change, they have no arc and they are never truly challenged.

Full Review… | June 10, 2015
ChristyLemire.com
Top Critic

It lacks the will, mandate, and talent even to attempt filmed entertainment.

Full Review… | June 5, 2015
Grantland
Top Critic

This slick doodle of a movie is nothing so much as an advertisement for itself.

Full Review… | June 5, 2015
Christian Science Monitor
Top Critic

After a while, you expect a tale of the movie business to tell you something about the movies as well as the business, but Ellin and company have never had anything to say about that.

Full Review… | June 4, 2015
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

It's a bro-mage to itself.

Full Review… | June 4, 2015
New York Magazine/Vulture
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Audience Reviews for Entourage

½

When Entourage first aired on HBO in 2004, it felt like a fun peak behind the glamorous world of Hollywood. A group of four friends were doing their best to navigate the land of dreams while staying true to themselves. For the first four seasons, Entourage felt fresh, fun, and engaging. And then it kept going for another four seasons, overstaying its welcome and proving to have worn out all credible story material several seasons before it went off the air in 2011. Creator Doug Ellin just didn't want to leave the party, enough so that four years after finally leaving he's back with his boys, co-writing and directing an entourage feature film, answering all of the burning questions left unanswered. Does Ellin justify the move to the big screen, especially when you realize that the TV show already had gratuitous nudity and celebrity cameos? Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier) is nine days removed from his honeymoon where he and his wife decided they really weren't meant to be, so they amicably split but not before having awesome sex one last time (oh yeah!). Back on the scene, Vinnie is hungry to direct and his debut is a $100 million adaptation of Jekyll and Hyde starring Vinnie and his older brother/desperate actor, Johnny Drama (Kevin Dillon). The problem is that Vinnie feels he needs more money to finish his masterpiece before he can show it to the studio. Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven), formerly Vinnie's agent and now the head of the studio, has a lot on the line if this movie is a hit or a flop. He checks in with a financier for more money but the Texan moneyman insists his son Travis (Haley Joel Osment) go along to Hollywood and act as go-between. It's not long before Travis is demanding drastic changes to Vince's movie (oh no!). Here to help is Turtle (Jerry Ferrara), who works a business and a romantic angle with MMA fighter Ronda Rousey, and Eric (Kevin Connolly, who is weeks away from becoming a father with longtime girlfriend Sloan (Emmanuelle Chirqui). Can Vinni save his movie? Can Ari save his job? Can Turtle seal the deal with Ms. Rousey? Can these bros get any bro-ier (oh yeah)? The plot of the movie is almost insulting with how little conflict there is and when there is any how easily it all wraps up into lazy wish fulfillment. The main conflict of the film is that Vinnie wants more money for his directorial debut, even after blowing through $100 million. He needs just a pinch more for his movie to be able to be complete. Rather than having a disaster on their hands, which would be far more interesting and provide a wealth of conflicts with how to salvage what is there, the biggest perceived problem with Vinnie's debut is whether it will be a box-office blockbuster and earn awards. Everyone sings the movie's praises, though the concept sounds ridiculous and the little footage we see looks ridiculous as well. A Jekyll/Hyde DJ who fights "the system" and spreads his magic elixir at his club concerts... does that sound like the formula for Oscars? If Entourage were still functioning as an industry satire, there might be added commentary on how something so flatly terrible would be hailed as an awards darling, but entourage stopped being a satire midway through its television run. It's just a consistent reward system for characters that stumble from one good thing to another. Even though Vinnie has never directed before everyone can't help themselves but talk about what a superstar he is and how great the movie will be. Will he get tons of money, acclaim, and have sex with an attractive woman, or will he get tons of money, acclaim, and have to wait to have sex with another attractive woman? What a pressing conflict for a feature film. With that established, it's no wonder then that Travis makes such an ineffectual antagonist. I was actually enjoying his hostility toward Vince and his dumb movie. Eric might have wanted to punch him in the face but I wanted to pat him on the back. Another significant problem is that these guys are just too old to be going through these same tired arrested development routines. I think it says everything about Entourage the TV show that after eight seasons the characters were basically the same people except each had become more successful. Their shtick was already getting tiresome on TV. Flash forward four years, though the movie takes place months after the end of the TV show, so that means we're in 2012 I think. Anyway, these guys should have accumulated some sort of personal growth as characters and they just haven't. Except for Turtle's weight loss, which becomes a running joke, it feels like they're all the same. This is also featured in the Eric/Sloan relationship, which was an exhaustive subject on the TV show. As the series ended, they were together and having a baby, and as we pick up with the movie they're, shocker, apart again just so they can get back together. The inevitability of this storyline offers a glimpse at what Ellin felt he had to squeeze in for Eric, which amounts to sleeping with two hot women and having a crazy mix-up. When it appears like there will be actual conflict here and Eric will be held accountable for his behavior, the movie instantly shrinks away and lets him off the hook. Every character's interaction with women is regrettable, as women are served up as easy comforts. Ronda Rousey at least takes a stand but then retreats yet again under the supposed charm of these dolts. The humor is low-grade and often missing, substituting references and celebrity cameos for well-developed comedic scenarios. There's some humor in how self-deluded these guys are, especially the increasingly unhinged antics of Johnny, but they're far too bland to generate consistent laughs. Except for Johnny, the other guys aren't even given opportunities for comedy, which makes their storylines all the more painful. Do we really need to see Turtle's courtship of Rousey, and what does she see in this guy? None of the cameo appearances are even used beyond just a ten-second-reference point with no greater impact than on the ten seconds of that very scene. Take for instance the cameo of Mark Wahlberg and his hometown buddies. He's an executive producer on Entourage the TV show, based upon his own experiences coming to Hollywood. He's shilling his own reality TV show he produces in the move based upon his old HBO show. That's like product placement/plug inception. The problem is that Ellin has confused cameos as punch lines, which was also an issue with the original show. Just because I see someone famous doesn't mean there's a joke attached. Oh look, it's Pharell and he's wearing that big hat. Thanks for showing up, Pharell. Now go cash that check, you won't be required for any other work on this set. Scene to scene, it feels like some sort of party that the filmmakers expect you to be grateful for attending. It's not even a fun party. The most entertaining person is the movie is still Ari Gold and Jeremy Piven has always played him to the hilt, winning multiple Emmys in the process. I desperately wish this was more Ari's movie, or told more from his studio perspective, because he's the infinitely more interesting and entertaining character than the super relaxed and super boring Vince. Even though Ari's vulgar outbursts have grown tiresome, he's still the most exciting character because he's transparent about his passion but also, more than any other character in this expanded TV universe, he works for his goals. Ari doesn't just sit by and let good stuff fall into his lap, he's working all angles to get the desired outcome, and that's always more interesting than watching the life of a vacant actor go from great to even better. The subplot with Ari's former assistant Lloyd getting married feels like setup for a comic set-piece that never materializes. It does, however, provide a cameo for George Takei to officiate the wedding. Hooray, more cameos. If you were a fan through all eight bro-tastic seasons of the TV show, chances are you'll probably find the movie easy-going and enjoyable. If you're like me and grew tired of their boorish antics, the repetitive humor and plotting, and the casual misogyny, then a big-screen version where the boys get to continue their ways and get more rewards, where everything works out for everyone, will be highly fatiguing. Entourage the movie doesn't aspire for much but its stunted ambitions and minor conflicts never allow the movie to be anything other than a particularly meandering and dull extended episode. Much like the main characters, it has confused mediocrity with success and being amiable with being interesting. Ellin said in interviews that he hoped this would be the start of an Entourage trilogy of movies. Thanks to the low box-office returns, at least I can credit America with stopping that plan. If this is indeed the last ride for Vince and the boys from Queens, well they went out pretty much like they did four years ago, and isn't it great to still be a rich white guy in Hollywood? Oh yeeeeeah. Oh yeeeeeeah. Nate's Grade: C

Nate Zoebl
Nate Zoebl

Super Reviewer

Is this just an excuse to get these group of guys and some celebrity guests together? Of course. As a standalone film there is not much here, but as someone who watched the entire series it actually provides much more closure than the series finale did. There are a handful of funny moments, Jeremy Pivens is in fine form as always, but also a handful of pointless bits. I'd say it is definitely worth a watch for fans of the series, but if your not pretty familiar with the story than it is not worth your time.

Sanjay Rema
Sanjay Rema

Super Reviewer

½

I have never seen the HBO series (and don't intend to), but this silly (and rarely funny) movie was obviously conceived for fans only, with lots of celebrity cameos and characters who look terribly shallow - Ari being the exception, even overshadowing the protagonist, Vince, who is barely there.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

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