If you’ve got money to burn and time to kill- Entourage is the film for you. Instead of being a summer blockbuster, this film is incredibly lacklustre. It would seem that no one told the production team of Entourage that no amount of celebrity cameos could mask a lack of imagination or creativity, which is increasingly evident by each agonising second. This 104-minute comedy-drama film is a continuation of the HBO TV series, which was a hit in the US.
The events follow on from the action of the series finale and we are met with Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier) who has separated from his wife of nine days. Johnny “Drama” Chase (Kevin Dillon), Sal “Turtle” Assante (Jerry Ferrara) and Eric “E” Murphy (Kevin Connolly) join Vince at his yacht party in an attempt to inspire him with a new project. Intrigued by the idea, Vince calls his former agent Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven) who is left silent when Chase announces that he wants this new project to be his directorial debut. Fans of the show are reunited with the show’s characters and will notice the similarities between the opening credits of the film to the show.
Entourage is like a set of Russian dolls, as Vince’s directorial debut in the film seems just as tedious as the film on-screen before you. Some could argue that this film should have been a documentary if they wanted to show how to make a terrible movie. The film follows Vince on his endeavour to star in and direct his vision of “Hyde”. Chase and his friends are met with several obstacles when they stumble upon creative differences, personality clashes and financial troubles.
We are introduced with countless arbitrary events and details in the film, only for them to be abandoned without explanation in favour of another farfetched one. Entourage is a collaboration of immaturity, painfully poor performances and monotony. Each of the supposed jokes in the film fell embarrassingly flat and there was silence amongst the uninterested audience around me.
As the credits began to roll, my heart began to sing as I realised that the torture was finally over. I couldn’t help but wonder whether the film had been created as some form of ironic joke. However, Wahlberg has talked of a possible sequel; obviously he feels that he inflict enough torture with the unbearable monotony and ennui of the first film.