Thursday, June 18, 2015

Entourage (2015) R-16

  1. While hanging with pals Eric (Kevin Connolly), Turtle (Jerry Ferrara) and Johnny Drama (Kevin Dillon), movie star Vince Chase (Adrian Grenier) gets a phone call from Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven), his former agent, who now runs a major studio. Ari offers Vince the leading role in his first production, but the actor insists on also directing the film. Things get out of hand when the $100 million flick goes over budget, leaving Ari, Vince and the boys at the mercy of the cutthroat world of Hollywood.-imdb
  2. Initial releaseMay 27, 2015 (New York City)
  3. Running time1h 44m

ENTOURAGE is definitely not for the conservative(reactions:disgusting, chauvinistic, appalling, yuck, anti-women, etc.), but even so, the story as *a whole*, pardon the pun, is good.  Honestly, I rarely, close to never, watch this on HBO and was actually hoping to watch something else, but it was a long day and we needed a break before the next two meetings and it just so happened that the time this movie was going to be shown was perfect.  It fitted our schedule to a T. 

It felt like an R-18 film, but I guess the members of the film ratings board know what they are doing.  Sigh... Do they?

The flow of the story was good, no dead air and all that, but there were many, many, many, many, many, many unnecessary scenes. Some may justify that a lot of the scenes were needed to show the gravity of certain situations, but...  Anyways, I must say that no matter how mundane the actions and how vulgar the words of the main characters were, their friendship was admirable.

Entrepreneurs could also very much relate with this film. Some situations were exaggerated on purpose to make it funny and people inside the cinema were indeed laughing, but digging deeper, yeah, you could also learn a thing or two.

Haley Joel Osment is no longer the very cute kid in The Sixth Sense and Pay It Forward, but he shows his great acting ability by being the very obnoxious rich kid, truly loved by his father, played by Billy Bob Thornton.

Kevin Dillon sorta kinda plays himself...a brother of a more popular actor. He plays his type well. :-)

Kevin Connoly, though he lacks in height, is the most charming here. No wonder he got the attention of a lot of women and the steamiest scenes were given to him. One of the scenes was "the fault" of "Drama".  Yes, one of those I call unnecessary.

My favorite here is Jeremy Piven. He is g-o-o-d! 

Adrian Grenier plays HYDE so well, :-) I never really got "it" before, but now I get why he is the one playing the role of Vincent Chase, 

I see the chemistry between Ronda Rousey and Jerry Ferrara, but yes, it's too good to be true. :-)

The women are beautiful. One can claim that they were exploited, but I guess, unless they were victims of human trafficking(which I doubt is the case of this movie), they knew what they were doing and they wanted to do it because they knew this was going to be a blockbuster hit. 

Sigh. Gone were the "walk of shame"(NOT the Elizabeth Banks movie) days like what happened to Cersei in the Game of Thrones and Saint Agnes of Rome. In the case of Saint Agnes, she was dragged naked to a brothel, then God protected her, by making her hair longer, covering her.

Times are different now. A lot of women flaunt their bodies, leaving no room for mystery, and they don't think it is shameful to do so.  

:-( :-( :-(  

Back to the movie...

The audience would surely enjoy all the cameos of popular actors.

Oh, and here's a tip. Don't leave immediately during the credits. 

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