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We Are Your Friends (2015)

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Caught between a forbidden romance and the expectations of his friends, aspiring DJ Cole Carter attempts to find the path in life that leads to fame and fortune.

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Max Joseph

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Max Joseph (screenplay), Meaghan Oppenheimer (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zac Efron ... Cole
Wes Bentley ... James
Emily Ratajkowski ... Sophie
Jonny Weston ... Mason
Shiloh Fernandez ... Ollie
Alex Shaffer ... Squirrel
Jon Bernthal ... Paige
Alicia Coppola ... Mrs. Romero
Wiley M. Pickett ... Carl
Jon Abrahams ... Nicky
Molly Hagan ... Francine
Brittany Furlan ... Sara
Vanessa Lengies ... Mel
Rebecca Forsythe ... Clarissa
Joey Rudman ... Joey
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Storyline

Cole is an aspiring DJ who spends his days scheming with his childhood friends and his nights working on the one track that will set the world on fire. All of this changes when he meets a charismatic but damaged older DJ named James, who takes him under his wing. Things get complicated, however, when Cole starts falling for James' much younger girlfriend, Sophie. With Cole's forbidden relationship intensifying and his friendships unraveling, he must choose between love, loyalty, and the future he is destined for. Written by Warner Bros.

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Taglines:

It's Your World

Genres:

Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout, drug use, sexual content and some nudity | See all certifications »

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UK | France | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 August 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled DJ Project See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,767,308, 30 August 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$3,590,010, 20 September 2015
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Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Max Joseph's feature directorial debut. See more »

Goofs

The headphone on Cole's left ear during his call service is either off/on his ear between several shots. See more »

Quotes

Cole: [narration, last lines] These days, you can invent an app, start a blog, sell shit online. But if you're a DJ, you're gonna need to star with one track. And if it's real enough... and honest enough... And if it's made of everything that's made you... where you come from... who you knew... your history... then you may have a chance a connecting with everyone else. And maybe that's your ticket. To everything. Don't fuck with me, I'm in a good mood. I'm here to inquire about a free piece of pie ...
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There's a brief scene during the end credits, where the mother of a house being sold receives Cole's money. See more »

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Referenced in Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Gray Star Mutual (2018) See more »

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Sister Saviour (DFA Dub)
Written by Tim Goldsworthy, Luke Jenner, James Murphy, Vito Roccoforte (as Vito Joshua Roccoforte), Matt Safer (as Matthew Safer)
Performed by The Rapture
Courtesy of Republic Records Ltd
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Take It For What It Is & You Will Enjoy This
26 August 2015 | by tinyrockergrrlSee all my reviews

EDM Music has become a crazy world of drugs, sex and bass drops. Being an avid fan of this genre well before it become a trendy thing to do, I have definitely been a bit disheartened by how kids treat the scene these days. Instead of the focus being on the music, its on being half naked, rolling on E and hooking up with anything with a pulse (that last part is probably optional). This movie shows all of that (of course) but the focus is on doing something MORE with your life. Its about moving people, being memorable and creating from the heart.

I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this movie. I smiled and laughed pretty much the entire time. It was quite funny, poking a bit at how ridiculous this "culture" has become but remained true to the spirit of the music. Zac Efron did a really good job at portraying a DJ who really IS all about creating music. All of his "friends" were accurately portrayed because we ALL have that douchey friend, that clueless friend and we know that guy that's just kinda there, hanging out. Wes Bentley was superb as the alcoholic has-been DJ (but come on, its Wes Bentley. He's superb at everything he does). The scenery was spot-on and exciting, taking you on multiple roller-coaster rides of cartoon drug trips, wild dance parties and of course, sexy time. And can I just say, as a women, how much I enjoyed gazing upon Emily Ratajkowski and her glorious boobs?! WHEW!

You must take this movie for what it is. You should probably be a fan of EDM music (or at least music in general) to really enjoy this movie. The screening I was at was full of a much older crowd who seemed genuinely confused. "I thought this was a movie about friendship?" Well, it IS. In a crazy world of drugs, sex and bass drops.


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