In this follow up to the eponymous TV series, a vain, spendthrift movie star (Adrian Grenier) and his cohorts (Kevin Connolly, Jerry Ferrara and Kevin Dillon) contact their super-agent, who is now a film studio head (Jeremy Piven). They have a new set of filmmaking ambitions. Also with Billy Bob Thornton and Haley Joel Osment. Directed by Doug Ellin. [1:45]
SEX/NUDITY 8 - A woman and a man have sex with the woman on top and a sheet covering her thighs and legs; we see thrusting and close-ups of her bare breasts, back, buttocks and one thigh as she moans and a close-up shows her face, along with her bare breasts as the camera pans to the bedside mirror and we see more thrusting; a phone call interrupts them and the man sits in profile with a sheet covering his abdomen and buttocks (we see his chest, back, arms and knees).
► A wife wearing a slip that reveals cleavage has sex with her husband thrusting as we see his bare chest and upper buttocks above a sheet as he insists that she say, "I love it, I love it." Two sex scenes feature close-ups of a woman's bare abdomen, breasts, shoulders, arms and chest as she sits on a man's groin while he sits in a chair and the woman thrusts up and down with her eyes closed, moaning.
► A sex scene features two nude woman stretched out on a hotel room chaise with one woman shown face down on the other woman's groin (full back nudity is seen and oral sex is suggested) with long dark hair covering her face and the groin and buttocks of the other woman who lies back on the chaise (we see bare breasts, abdomen and one buttock); neither woman moves.
► Several party scenes feature women wearing thong bikinis that reveal full buttocks, most of their breasts and backs; several women dance and writhe by a swimming pool. A woman on a balcony on a large boat is topless swaying, and her bare breasts move. Several men are shirtless and wear shorts. A few scenes show women wearing low-cut blouses that reveal cleavage, and one long dress is cut to the waist, revealing a lot of cleavage and a bare abdomen. Several street scenes feature women wearing legless shorts that reveal bare legs to the top of the thigh. A dozen women in a Lamaze class and a medical office are pregnant with large swollen bellies. A man wearing a robe that reveals his upper chest sprays whipped cream in his mouth twice.
► A video of a clothed man shows masturbation with the groin and hand pixilated, and we hear him groan and shout for a few seconds. We see a man on video cell phone screens lowering his jeans and we see outlines of an erection in his jersey underwear while a woman opens her blouse to reveal cleavage and a bra and panties; her husband appears on screen shouting and the disrobing man and woman dress quickly. A man has a pregnant girlfriend, but has sex with three other women during a two-day period, partially because a friend gave him a water bottle containing Viagra.
► A man and a woman kiss on screen in a movie. A man and a woman kiss briefly while she is driving. A husband kisses his wife briefly. A man kisses his girlfriend when they have a baby.
► A man in a doctor's office reports that his anger medications prevent him from ejaculating, but that he can "last all night." A man in a meeting says that a movie makes him want to masturbate and makes a sexually suggestive hand gesture as men and women roll their eyes. Two women tell a man that they are pregnant and have STDs, scaring him; they then tell him they are lying and wanted to teach him a lesson. A man comments that he becomes aroused every time a woman smiles at him. Men make obscene comments about women in several scenes; one man states that men want to "bang" a hot woman's sister, but always tell the woman they do not want to do so and then says that fun is forgetting the name of a girl while you are having sex with her (please see the Profanity category for more details). A pregnant woman tells a man that pregnant women desire sex and they argue about the man's many girlfriends.
► An unmarried pregnant woman goes into labor and grunts in pain as the camera cuts to her lying on a gurney pushed down a hospital corridor while she argues with the baby's father; the camera cuts to a nurse handing her a wrapped baby in a birthing room.
VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - A man challenges a female MMA-boxing champion to a bout and she knocks him down immediately before putting him into a headlock with her legs; he grunts and moans as she laughs, bends one of his arms inside out and he shouts; we see his arm in a sling later. A woman in a shadowy scene in a film receives a hard hit to the face with a police club and blood sprays from her eyes, nose and mouth into the camera.
► A man in his therapist's office punches the glass out of a framed photo on the wall (no blood is shown). A film studio head shouts loudly at the director of a new picture and the director's friends dozens of times (we hear that he is in counseling for anger issues). A man shouts at his boss over the phone, the boss marches to the other man's office and commences a loud shouting match, firing the other man. A woman shouts and punches an SUV's hood, doing no damage. Two men argue about a woman. Two men argue about the second man's immature son. A man argues loudly with receptionists and workers in his office; they look frightened. A man says that he will kill his mother for giving away information. A man approaches another man at a luncheon in a restaurant, threatens to kill him and walks away. A man tells another man in an office to spit on a car outside, but this does not happen. A man tells a gay man that he gives away at the gay man's wedding that he may throw up, but he does not do so.
► A woman kicks a door open. A man's face and head glow and his skin cracks apart to show that he is a robot. A man carries a pistol in his waistband and lays the gun on his desk.
PROFANITY 10 - About 144 F-words and derivatives, 4 obscene hand gestures, 23 sexual references, 22 scatological terms, 29 anatomical terms, 15 mild obscenities, name-calling (abomination, crazy, stupid, ridiculous, goofy, buffoon, punk, fat, blind, pig, whore, vile, disgusting, red neck, douche bag, narcissistic, toothless, pretty boy, cow tippers, back up dancers, carrot bottom, bean-counting little suit, Forrest Gump, Foghorn Leghorn, Karen Carpenter, Yoko, Schindler, Sulu, La La Land), stereotypical references to men, women, actors, studio executives, playboys, fan boys, female groupies, nursing home rejects, new film directors, men with anger issues, gays, Jews, Texans, the Japanese, exclamations (shut-up), 5 religious profanities (GD), 29 religious exclamations (e.g. Oh My God, Oh God, My God, God, For The Love Of God, Thank God, Jesus, Jesus Christ, Holy [scatological term deleted], two prayers, 1 yoga meditation chant). [profanity glossary]
SUBSTANCE USE - A man at a party carries a large wine glass full of white pills and another man takes a few and swallows them, a man puts Viagra into a bottle of water (please see the Sex/Nudity category for more details), two men in one scene and two men in two more scenes smoke marijuana cigarettes, we hear that a man lost weight by taking diet pills, a man says that he refuses to take his anger pills (please see the Sex/Nudity category for more details), a man tells other men in a meeting that two redneck Texans have sex with their sisters and snort cocaine, and a DJ in a movie fires a large water pistol that shoots spheres of glowing drugs into the mouths of men in the audience. Several party scenes feature men and women drinking cocktails and whiskey as well as glasses wines and bottles of beer, two men carry cases of beer into a house, a man drinks beer from a large diameter plastic tube attached to a funnel and a beer keg, a few men drink from bottles of beer at home, a man drinks whiskey as he watches a movie, a breakfast cart holds two unopened bottles of wine, a photo depicts two men holding cigars and large bottles of whiskey, a wedding features glasses of champagne on tables, glasses of wine and tall glasses of beer and cocktails are seen on end tables as men and women drink in a bar, three men drink from liquor flasks in the backseat of cars, a man takes a bottle of whiskey as a gift to a hospital room, and we see glasses of champagne on tables at an award show (no one drinks). A man smokes a cigar in his office and a man smokes a cigar at a wedding.
DISCUSSION TOPICS - Hollywood competition, objectifying women, sexual promiscuity, single motherhood, recreational drug use, acting and film directing careers, goals and follow up, relationships, love, friendship, loyalty, money, power, anger, immaturity, growing up.
MESSAGE - Good filmmaking is hard work that requires skills, teamwork, and money.