We Are Your Friends

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We Are Your Friends stars Zac Efron playing Cole Cartera DJ with big dreams to conquer the music industry.

Cole wants to be a major record producer. James Reed (Wes Bentley) is an older DJ who starts showing Cole the ropes and how to climb the ladder. However, James as a gorgeous girlfriend Sophie (Emily Rafajkowski).

Cole starts off by playing around and being generally goofball. But meeting Sophie sparks changes and soon he is facing a huge decision. Does he try and make a play for her and break his friendship with James? Or keep his hands to himself so James can guide him to the top of his chosen career?

This film has a simple plot, boy plays fool, boy meets girl, boy stops being fool, boy finds out girl is his friend’s girl, boy frets over dating girl, boy gives in and now boy has a huge problem!

But Zac is able to pull it off into a great story that explores some of the pitfalls of trying to make a name for yourself. How far are you willing to go to be famous? Where do you draw the line?

The mentor/pupil relationship is very good and a real highlight of the film. Zac and Wes make a good double act and you feel the warmth as their friendship grows. I’ve seen a lot of cheesy movies but this does keep it check.

Cole’s friends are very forgettable and it is a pity they’re there. I felt they ruined a lot of good scenes by being made prominent. It would have been better if Cole had one really good friend that he could’ve bounced off. The PCP scene brought nothing new to the table and was played with predictability.

But another plus point is the soundtrack. There’s some really good tunes that keep the film ticking along.

All in all a very good movie but it could use a polish and replacement actors for some of the supports.

7/10 from me. An enjoyable romp with some good performances.

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About Erzi Paris

Erzi Paris lives in London and loves writing, going to the theatre and watching films. Always abreast of celebrity news, his biggest hope is to be a reporter. He likes keep-fit too. His favourite authors are Michael Crichton, JK Rowling, Suzanne Collins and Rosalind Miles.
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