• We Are Your Friends (2015)

We Are Your Friends

Release Date: August 28th, 2015

R |1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary

Young Cole Carter (Zac Efron) dreams of hitting the big time as a Hollywood disc jockey, spending his days and nights hanging with buddies and working on the one track that will set the world on fire. Opportunity comes knocking when he meets James Reed, a charismatic DJ who takes the 23-year-old under his wing. Soon, his seemingly clear path to success gets complicated when he starts falling for his mentor's girlfriend, jeopardizing his new friendship and the future he seems destined to fulfill.

Cast: Zac Efron, Wes Bentley, Emily Ratajkowski, Jonny Weston, Shiloh Fernandez, Alex Shaffer, Jon Bernthal, Alicia Coppola

Director: Max Joseph

Genres: Drama , Romance

Production Co: Working Title Films

Distributors: Warner Bros.

Keywords: Creative, Friend, Office, Love, Pursuit, 2010s, House, Girlfriend, Brash

Ratings & Reviews

  • 40
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    The feature debut of director Max Joseph can occasionally be as entrancing and euphoric as the pulsating dance songs on the soundtrack. But even an empathetic performance from Zac Efron (and an impressive, nuanced turn from Wes Bentley) can’t distract from a movie that mistakes surface flash for probing, zeitgeist-y insights. show more

  • 45
    Alonso DuraldeTheWrap

    Besides Bentley’s performance, the only thing “We Are Your Friends” has going for it is the occasional directorial flourish, with words on screen or characters addressing the camera or that painterly drug trip. These jolts are few and far between, but they’re most welcome when they arise. show more

  • 70
    Jon FroschThe Hollywood Reporter

    We Are Your Friends is predictable, sometimes tacky, but the energy is unflagging, the eye candy plentiful and writer-director Max Joseph (making his feature debut after hosting MTV’s Catfish) brings sincerity and a skillfully modulated sweetness to the material. show more

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