It’s ironic that a film partly about the excesses of Hollywood has so much excess baggage – doubly so when this includes a contrived subplot concerning the film-within-a-film needing some of its weaker actors edited out.
Entourage is too often a self-congratulatory circlejerk filled with distractingly fun celebrity cameos. Its biggest failure is the omnipresent, outdated objectification of women – to make this worse, the leads try to shrug overt sexism off as manly.
Despite all this, Jeremy Piven is an unrestrained goldmine of anger and humour, whilst Haley Joel Osment excels as a clueless co-financier. Together they keep Entourage together, barely.
Overlong and underwhelming, Entourage has gone from the show that ended too soon to the film that couldn’t end soon enough.
CAST: Adrian Grenier, Jeremy Piven, Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara
DIRECTOR: Doug Ellin
WRITER: Doug Ellin
SYNOPSIS: Movie star Vincent Chase (Grenier), together with his entourage, is back with super agent-turned-studio head Ari Gold (Piven) on a risky project that will serve as Vince’s directorial debut.