Flash Movie Review: Entourage

As the totals rise in one’s bank account, the chances of arrogance and entitlement increase as well. Now I am not saying this applies to everyone who saves money or becomes wealthy; but I have come across many, shall we say, well-off individuals who feel they are better than other people, who pontificate and brag to anyone who will listen to them because they have money. There is nothing I find more irritating than someone unsolicitedly telling me what I should be doing. I knew this person who came into a lot of money. The change in them was amazing as they went from this friendly unpretentious person to a big blowhard. They would always be flashing their money around; taking small groups of people out to dinner, to bars and stores so they always had a willing audience around them. I got a real taste of them at a party which we both happened to be attending and let me tell you, it was not pretty. I came across them right in the middle of a heated discussion with someone about some type of profession. It was startling how this braggart would utter offensive statements, discarding the other person’s opinion on the subject. There is one thing I always say: no person has control over another person, nor can they tell you how you should feel.    THINGS have changed for the group of friends from the hit television series. Ari Gold, played by Jeremy Piven (Old School, Serendipity), was now the head of a movie studio that was funding a picture for his actor friend Vince, played by Adrian Grenier (The Devil Wears Prada, Drive Me Crazy), who was directing and starring in it.  Over budget with producers complaining, everyone’s reputation was at stake; this film needed to be a huge success. I have never seen the series. This was my first time seeing Ari and Vince along with Eric, Turtle and Johnny Drama; played by Kevin Connolly (The Notebook, Antwone Fisher), Jerry Ferrara (Think Like a Man, Lone Survivor) and Kevin Dillon (Platoon, The Doors). This comedy as far as I was concerned was barely funny. I thought the script was such a mess; except for the cars, I would have thought this story took place in the 1980s because of the women’s roles and excessiveness shown throughout the film. Most of the female actresses were relegated to minor characters. With a variety of cameo appearances and the over the top acting; I felt everyone was trying so hard to make this story relevant. I was bored throughout most of the film and am still not sure if there was supposed to be some point to this movie. Sitting through this was like being lectured by a pompous jerk.

 

1 1/2 stars

 

 

 

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From a long line of movie afficionados, one brother was the #1 renter of movies in the country with Blockbuster, I am following in the same traditions that came before me. To balance out the long hours seated in dark movie theaters, I also teach yoga and cycling. For the past 3 years, I have correctly picked the major Oscar winners... so join me as we explore the wonder of movies and search for that perfect 4 star movie.

Posted on June 10, 2015, in Comedy and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. When I watched the trailer I thought, “this looks like a mess.” I was pleased to see I wasn’t too far off in my assessment. 🙂

    Thanks for suffering through movies so that we don’t have to.

  2. Ha! I’ve never seen the tv series. You’ve clarified my thinking a great deal — many thanks!

  3. I am someone who enjoyed the TV show but when this movie was announced I was very cynical. I see I was right to be. As much as I liked the show, I’m going to steer clear of the movie.

  4. Well good grief. I get just as irritated as you with people who “flaunt” their money and have nothing good to say to the hard workers in the world. I will gladly pass on this movie, thank you for the review.

  5. I never watched the television series while it was on the air but recently tried to watch the series from the beginning. I really thought that I would find something r about the story and/or characters that would appeal to me but after about 20 minutes of the pilot, I had to shut it off. I just couldn’t take any more of the superficial posing and postering. Needless to say, this movie will be an easy pass for me but as always, I enjoyed reading your introduction.

  6. It definitely helps to have seen the show before watching this movie. It surprises me how many people go into this movie and then come out complaining about its surface-level obsessiveness. There’s a bigger point to the story and unfortunately all of that is missed if you haven’t seen the show since its inception in 2004. This is based upon Mark Wahlberg’s experiences growing up as an actor in Hollywood

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