WE ARE YOUR FRIENDS (2015): The Thing I liked…

We Are Your Friends (2015), Zac Efron, Wes Bentley
We Are Your Friends (2015), Zac Efron, Wes Bentley

Directed by Max Joseph, We Are Your Friends (WAYF) is a film someone might watch for one of  the following reasons:

1. They’re curious about making it as a DJ in electronic music and welcome the idea of a film that shows what the journey might be like – especially if they come from ‘the wrong side of the tracks’ – in this case… the wrong side of the Hollywood sign

2. They really, REALLY ‘like’ Zac Efron

3. They more than like Emily Ratajkowski

I watched WAYF because firstly, I don’t mind Zac Efron, second, I’ll always kind of like Wes Bentley – thanks to American Beauty (1999) and finally, I haven’t really seem Emily Ratajkowski in much, so I was curious.

We Are Your Friends (2015), Emily Ratajkowski
We Are Your Friends (2015), Emily Ratajkowski

After the fact, WAYF is not the absolute worst but it did feel like a certain je ne sais quoi was missing. At no point did I get close to the ‘this is a good movie. Wow!’ feeling. Especially in regards to the story, structure, rhythm etc.

Nonetheless, I did enjoy the theme of chasing your dreams, visualising your future – what you want it to be like and moving in that direction whilst blocking out the doubters.

There’s also a rather good ‘This is exactly my dream and it’s about to happen’ moment in the film. That’s my favourite part because I really felt it, thanks to some film making magic/ music, camerawork, atmosphere, etc.

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

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