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.

Director:

Max Joseph

Writers:

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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The film grossed an average $758 from 2,333 theaters in its opening weekend. Due to the film's disastrous box office receipts, Warner Bros. canceled the Blu-ray release and instead, released the film on standard DVD (the only way to get a Blu-ray copy is to import a foreign release). Overall, this was the fourth worst debut for a film with a 2,000+ theater average. It was surpassed later in 2015 by Rock the Kasbah (2015) ($731 average) and Jem and the Holograms (2015) ($570), both of which opened on October 23, 2015. See more »

Goofs

When James talks about where he has been to DJ he names cities except for Belgium, which is a country. See more »

Quotes

James: You're not a real man until you're 27.
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Crazy Credits

There's a brief scene during the end credits, where the mother of a house being sold receives Cole's money. See more »

Connections

References Scarface (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Yardcore
Written by Norman Darnell Howell, Horace Payne, Benwoit Tshiwala
Performed by Born Jamericans
Courtesy of The Bicycle Music Company
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Surprisingly good despite that it bombed...
2 November 2015 | by adam_man0000See all my reviews

Its no secret this movie bombed in the box office. That didn't stop me from watching it. Zac Efron has done a lot of good movies IMO.

I really don't care about the politics of the story. Some say its just a recycled idea. Kids want to be famous, have troubles, guy wants the girl, want to get rich, blah blah blah.

I watched this with an open mind and was pretty impressed. The damn soundtrack was on point!! The music was so good that I just kept watching to listen to the music. The story was good and the acting was good as well.

For someone to say "Never watch this movie" is absurd to me. Its worth a watch or two. I plan to re-watch it with my wife. (She was sleeping at the time.) The ending of the movie was down right pleasurable and I really connected with the main character at that point.

Watch this movie and then judge. Don't ever take someone else's word on a movie until you've watched it. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion.


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Country:

UK | France | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 August 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

We Are Your Friends 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

Gross USA:

$3,591,417

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,122,090
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Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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