We Are Your Friends

We Are Your Friends

Max Joseph (2015)

91min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
With films such as Me and Orson Welles and Bad Neighbours behind him, Zac Efron has built up a solid if unsensational CV since hopping off the High School Musical merry-go-round. We Are Your Friends won't catapult his career to the next level, but it's a well-made, vibrant music-scene drama that's well targeted at a hip audience. Efron plays an LA dance-party DJ and writer of rave music. He's small time, but wants to be big-time. But his ambitions are set back somewhat by some boorish buddies, by the dodgy cold-calling he has to do to make ends meet, and by his falling for the girlfriend (Emily Ratajkowski) of the veteran DJ (Wes Bentley) who's his idol and mentor. Efron' s climactic killer dance track, a sounds-of-life assemblage, is a mite underwhelming, and occasional attempts to visualise the scene's sounds and styles are a little lame. But this is still one of the better recent music-scene films. Niche, maybe, but nice.

Summary

Cole Carter dreams of hitting the big time as a Hollywood disc jockey, spending his days and nights hanging out with his friends and working on the one track that will fast-track him to stardom. Charasmatic older DJ James Reed takes the 23-year-old under his wing, but Cole' seemingly clear path to success becomes complicated when he starts falling for his mentor's girlfriend. Drama, starring Zac Efron, Wes Bentley and Emily Ratajkowski.

Cast & Crew

Cole Zac Efron
Sophie Emily Ratajkowski
Mason Jonny Weston
Ollie Shiloh Fernandez
Squirrel Alex Shaffer
James Wes Bentley
Paige Jon Bernthal
Mel Vanessa Lengies
Tanya Romero Alicia Coppola
Director Max Joseph
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Studio CanalGuidance: Violence, swearing, sexual references, nudity, drug abuse.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 28 Aug 2015
Drama