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 friendâ€™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. Iâ€™ve seen a lot of cheesy movies but this does keep it check.
Coleâ€™s friends are very forgettable and it is a pity theyâ€™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 couldâ€™ve bounced off. The PCP scene brought nothing new to the table and was played with predictability.
But another plus point is the soundtrack. Thereâ€™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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