The boys are back and as foul-mouthed and rowdy as ever. Vincent Chase (dreamy eyed Adrien Grenier) has his Entourage. It was an HBO show and now it’s on the big screen – still saluting Hollywood excess. The houses, the pools, the beach, the cars, the drinking, the partying – nothing has changed. Well, maybe a few things. Ari Gold (the irrepressible Jeremy Piven) is now a studio head. His self-imposed retirement did not last long. He’s back stressing over details, money, and whether his big star Vince can act AND direct. A lot is on the line, like over a hundred million dollars for a blockbuster called “Hyde”. The money man from Texas (Billy Bob Thornton) and his goober son (Haley Joel Osment) fit the stereotype, and they are exerting power over Ari.
Vince needs to finish the film, that’s the key to the plot line. Meanwhile, Johnny Drama (Kevin Dillon) is still Vince’s dimwitted older brother, still plugging away, and hoping that his four pivotal scenes bring him the stardom he yearns for. Eric “E” (Kevin Connelly) is the common sense manager/producer who’s awaiting the birth of his child with Sloane his ex-girlfriend, as he juggles other ladies. Even E can’t stay out of the gutter. And Turtle, (Jerry Ferrara) Vince’s old pal who’s the driver, is actually a successful businessman with his own tequila. Who knew?
This isn’t a good movie, but it isn’t horrible either. For my five dollars I was amused and entertained, realizing this is very low brow and stupid. There are plenty of star cameos. Behavior is shameful but it’s Hollywood. The key theme is that the NYC hometown boys hang together, support each other, and are friends/family no matter what happens. At this point, Ari is family and he stands by Vince no matter what the studio says. So, will the movie be the downfall of the crew? Place your bets, then hop in the shiny new car with Vince and his Entourage to cruise Hollywood. Just try to stay out of trouble. I dare you.