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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 movie 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

WAYF is definitely 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 movie making magic/ music, camerawork, atmosphere, etc.

Happy Film Loving

G

WE ARE YOUR FRIENDS (2015): New Trailer Featuring Zac Efron, Emily Ratajkowski & Good Music

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

I wasn’t sure what to make of the initial trailer for Zac Efron’s latest movie, We Are Your Friends, but after watching the second, my mind is changed.

Movies that have characters working hard, sacrificing and dedicating their energy to whatever it is that makes them come alive are always appealing. Especially when the characters are faced with outside pressure to do the contrary.

Directed by Max Joseph and featuring a supporting cast that includes Wes Bentley, Emily Ratajkowski and Shiloh Fernandez, I’ll definitely be watching – for the story the promise of good electronic/ dance music.

Happy We Are Your Friends 🙂

G