THE RIDE AIN’T OVER.
Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven), now a studio boss, agrees to let Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier) direct his first movie, but when the project needs more money the Texas financiers start making awkward demands… This big-screen adaptation of the 2004-2011 TV series will satisfy die-hard fans, but not many others. Nothing much has seriously happened in the lives of these hopelessly childish characters. Their shallow Hollywood issues are fun to follow for a while – a whole movie is asking a lot, though. Grenier is still not very convincing as Tinseltown’s biggest star, but some of the cameos are amusing.
2015-U.S. 104 min. Color. Widescreen. Produced by Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson, Rob Weiss. Written and directed by Doug Ellin. Cast: Kevin Connolly (Eric Murphy), Adrian Grenier (Vincent Chase), Kevin Dillon (Johnny “Drama” Chase), Jerry Ferrara (Salvatore “Turtle” Assante), Jeremy Piven, Perrey Reeves… Billy Bob Thornton, Haley Joel Osment. Cameos: Jessica Alba, Martin Landau, David Arquette, Liam Neeson, Warren Buffett, Piers Morgan, Gary Busey, Andrew Dice Clay, Common, Mark Cuban, Jon Favreau, Kelsey Grammer, Ed O’Neill, Armie Hammer, Calvin Harris, Thierry Henry, Matt Lauer, Bob Saget, David Spade, George Takei, Mike Tyson, Mark Wahlberg, Pharrell Williams.
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