Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier), Eric 'E' Murphy (Connolly), Johnny 'Drama' Chase (Kevin Dillon), Turtle (Jerry Ferrara) and Ari (Jeremy Priven) are back, and this time, their escapades are told in feature-film length. Vince is looking to get on to something new with regards to his work post the ashes of his marriage, which lasted just a few days. Vincent now has his directorial debut called Hyde to deal with. The movie is about how they go about putting together this film, and the various issues related to it.
Fans of the TV series will have plenty to get their teeth into here, for this movie is for all practical purposes like an extended version of an episode with of course, plenty more details (and its own brand of hedonism for good measure) all thrown into the cinematic mix.
So, Ari, Vincent and gang are all pretty confident that their project will go on to break the box office and rake in big bucks. Everyone is pretty much convinced, except the Travis McCredle (a grown-up Haley Joel Osment, come a long way from his The Sixth Sense days), who is the son of the guy who is bankrolling the film, producer Larsen McCredle (Billy Bob Thornton). It turns out that McCredle Jr wants some key changes to be made in the film. In time, the gang realizes what the source of Travis' concern really is.
If you're not too familiar with the TV series, a bit of catching up with a couple of episodes might help. But that being said, director Doug Ellin (who, fittingly enough, is also the creator of the same show) keeps the plot fairly simple enough for the casual or first-time viewer to figure out what's going on. And, as with the show, the movie has plenty of plenty of cameos. You might on one hand, find the main characters a bit too breezy, but those familiar with the various seasons of the show will find all of what they see to be reassuringly familiar and fun.