Monthly Archives: September 2007

IRONMAN

HBO ENTOURAGE

 
HBO ENTOURAGE RECAPS
 
 
NO CANNES DO
 
With Anna Faris’s boyfriend out of the picture, E can finally get to work with his new client, but after the manager spends more than an hour chatting on the phone with her, the guys question how much pleasure he’s mixing with his business. There’s not much time to discuss it, though, because the crew’s about to catch a flight to Cannes for the film festival, and a red-level terror alert has all but shuttered LAX. While Ari fumes at the airport and tries to pacify his wife (who he booted from the trip at the last minute), Walsh asks E to arrange a lunch with Anna so he can cast her in ‘Silo.’ Out of her depth with Walsh’s bizarre script – not to mention personality – Anna puts E in the tough position of deciding whether she should work on a movie he wishes Vince hadn’t picked up in the first place. When the airport closes down and cancels all flights, it doesn’t look like the guys will be able to make it to France in time for the ‘Medellin’ premiere.

Ari, now fending off a Cannes-envious Lloyd in addition to talking his wife down from a punitive spending spree, arrives late to the Hollywood rush for private jets after LAX closes. Desperate to fly his guys to Cannes, Ari calls Sydney Pollack and manages to pack five of the six onto the filmmaker’s plane. E, on the other hand, gets shot down when he finally admits to Anna that – in addition to having a crush on her – he thinks she should pass on ‘Silo.’ In light of his conflicting interests, the actress sends E packing, but when he gets to the Van Nuys airport, it turns out Ari’s math skills don’t measure up. Even without Lloyd and Mrs. Ari, the guys tip the scales past what Pollack’s pilot will allow. Vince decides it’s all or nothing and passes on the flight. As the group turns to leave the terminal, Kanye West and his entourage roll up, granting the LAX refugees seats on his 727. From the tarmac, Ari calls his wife, apologizing for leaving her behind and explaining that he just wanted to have a guys-only adventure. Mrs. Ari, surrounded by a room full of designer purchases, forgives him and tells him to enjoy his trip with the boys. Voila!

 
THE CANNES KIDS
 
The coast of Cannes buzzes with celebrity arrivals and the promise of a big pay day for Vince (not to mention some anonymous French sex for Drama and Turtle), and when the crew’s once-prospective financier, Prince Yair, offers to buy ‘Medellin’ sight-unseen for $35 million, it appears both objectives may be satisfied. Ari worries that the prince’s distribution can’t support the film, but when chief investor Nicky Rubenstein catches wind of the offer in L.A., he orders Ari to meet with Yair. At a lavish party his boat, the prince talks business with the filmmakers, while Drama and Turtle enjoy the entertainment. The elder Chase meets a beautiful girl named Jacqueline – apparently ‘Viking Quest’ is huge in France – but when he takes her back to the hotel, the manager kicks him out for throwing a fit over his modest room. Unable to reconnect with his newfound love, Drama wanders the beaches in search of her, ending up back at Yair’s party, where the prince offers him a place to crash.

Ari’s search for a ‘Medellin’ buyer gets off to a strong start. A few key deceptions – appearing at a party with Harvey Weingard and spreading disinformation through Lloyd’s network of gay assistants – bait Dana Gordon into making an offer, but it falls short of Yair’s sum. Vince and E level with her in hopes of landing a legitimate studio, offering to leave their money on the hook if she can cover Nicky’s investment. The deal lasts for about five minutes, until Yair catches wind of it and offers $75 million directly to Nicky. Unable to argue with cash like that, Vince and company are all smiles as they follow the red carpet into their premiere. When Drama hears Jacqueline scream from the crowd, he scoops her up and carries her off to the beach to consummate their relationship on the sand. Vince doesn’t get so lucky with the screening of ‘Medellin.’ The crowd’s boos at the end of the film give way to a diatribe by Walsh, and Yair immediately backs out of the deal. With nowhere left to turn, Ari accepts a backhanded offer of one dollar from Harvey Weingard, banking on the studio head’s financial savvy to dig them out of the hole.

 
%d bloggers like this: