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2015 American music drama film directed past Max Joseph

We Are Your Friends

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Directed by Max Joseph
Screenplay by
  • Max Joseph
  • Meaghan Oppenheimer
Story by Richard Silverman
Produced by
  • Tim Bevan
  • Eric Fellner
  • Liza Chasin
Starring
  • Zac Efron
  • Emily Ratajkowski
  • Shiloh Fernandez
  • Alex Shaffer
  • Jonny Weston
  • Wes Bentley
Cinematography Brett Pawlak
Edited past
  • Terel Gibson
  • David Diliberto
Music by Stewart Copeland

Production
companies

  • Anton Capital Entertainment
  • Working Championship Films
  • RatPac-Dune Entertainment
Distributed past Warner Bros. Pictures (United States)
StudioCanal (International)

Release dates

  • August xi, 2015 (2015-08-11)
    (London)
  • August 28, 2015 (2015-08-28)
    (The states)

Running time

96 minutes[1]
Countries
  • U.s.
  • United Kingdom
Language English
Budget $ii million[ii]
Box role $11.1 million[3]


Nosotros Are Your Friends

is a 2015 drama moving picture directed by Max Joseph (in his feature directorial debut) and with a screenplay by Joseph and Meaghan Oppenheimer, from a story by Richard Silverman. The film stars Zac Efron, Emily Ratajkowski and Wes Bentley, and follows a immature Los Angeles DJ trying to make it in the music manufacture and effigy out life with his friends.

The film was released in the The states by Warner Bros. Pictures on August 28, 2015. Its financier, StudioCanal, distributed it internationally, including France, the United Kingdom, Federal republic of germany, the Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand. The film received mixed reviews and grossed $11 million.

Plot

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Cole Carter (Zac Efron), a onetime track star, higher dropout, and struggling 23-year-former DJ in the electronic dance music (EDM) scene, dreams of becoming a major record producer. Cole books a gig to DJ at a local nightclub, where he meets the headliner, a once-innovative DJ, James Reed (Wes Bentley). James invites Cole to a party, where Cole hallucinates because a joint they shared independent Phencyclidine (PCP). The morning after, Cole wakes up at James’ house, where he is introduced to Sophie (Emily Ratajkowski), James’ girlfriend and personal assistant, who drives him dwelling house.

Later, James calls Cole to DJ at his house party, a paid gig. Cole’s friends Dustin Bricklayer (Jonny Weston), Ollie (Shiloh Fernandez), and Squirrel (Alex Shaffer) evidence upward, and subsequently a party goer insults Mason, Mason gets in a fight with him and has to be pulled out of James’s pool. Despite his background and friends, James sees potential in Cole and takes him as his student. Afterwards listening to Cole’s original song, James criticizes Cole for imitating other well-known producers, and he suggests using organic sounds for an original vibe. They write a song using the original vibe technique and vocals from Sophie, which is well received at a local nightclub. Side by side, Cole and his friends caput to Las Vegas for a music festival, where he meets upwards with Sophie, whom James ditched. Sophie gives Cole MDMA, and they slumber together, spending the night at a hotel.

Back in San Fernando, James invites Cole over to watch an MMA fight with him and Sophie. An awkward moment ends up with Sophie telling Cole to accept what happened and get out it alone, and James gives Cole a new MacBook Pro and the opportunity to open for him at a popular music festival. One day, Cole and Paige (Jon Bernthal) run into up with Tanya Romero (Alicia Coppola), whose business firm is being foreclosed. During the negotiation, Paige buys her business firm and rents it back to her, intending to sell information technology chop-chop for a substantial price, which angers Cole. While James’ alcoholism begins to impact Sophie, he and Cole go to a strip club for his birthday. Cole gets sick, and James finds out most Cole’s relationship with Sophie, and severs ties with him. Returning to his 3 friends, information technology is revealed that Squirrel has been looking for better jobs, and Mason has rented a house for all of them. Following intense partying, Squirrel is found unconscious and dies from an overdose. After the funeral, the remaining friends begin to question their future, and get their separate ways after Mason blames Ollie for the drugs that killed Squirrel. Cole visits James, whose alcoholism has completely consumed him, to allow him know of Squirrel’s death and that it could have possibly accept been his error. James consoles him and also tells him that Sophie moved to the San Fernando Valley and works at a local coffee store, where he afterward visits her.

While taking a run, the battery of Cole’s phone goes expressionless, causing his music to stop playing. Upon closer ascertainment, he listens to his surround, which inspires him to tape samples and integrate them into his long-awaited track. Cole so calls and tells James that he has something for Summer Fest, and James gives him another adventure. The festival is set up outside the American Apparel building in Los Angeles. Cole releases his track, which contains snippets of his conversations with Sophie and Squirrel, and he afterward uses Squirrel’s quote “Are We Ever Going To Be Better Than This?” as a hook before the beat out drop. When the vocal ends, Cole is met with enthusiastic acclaim from the audience and James. The film concludes with Sophie going dorsum to college, Ollie reading for an audience, Bricklayer handling the nightclub, and Cole remaining positive well-nigh his future and creating a proper relationship with Sophie.

In the mid-credits scene, Tanya opens her front door to an Adidas box that Cole has been saving all of his earnings in throughout the film.

Bandage

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  • Zac Efron as Cole Carter
  • Emily Ratajkowski every bit Sophie
  • Shiloh Fernandez as Ollie
  • Alex Shaffer as Squirrel
  • Jonny Weston as Dustin Bricklayer
  • Wes Bentley as James Reed
  • Joey Rudman every bit Joey
  • Jon Bernthal every bit Paige Morrell
  • Vanessa Lengies as Mel
  • Brittany Furlan as Sara
  • Jon Abrahams as a order promoter
  • Alicia Coppola as Tanya Romero
  • Korrina Rico as Crystal
  • Nicky Romero as himself (Cameo)
  • Dillon Francis as himself
  • Alesso as himself
  • DallasK as himself
  • Them Jeans as himself
  • Zach Firtel as DJ Sweetness Baby Ray’s
  • Andy Ward as DJ Xochil
  • Hayden Fein equally DJ DK
  • Jacob Epstein equally DJ Baldheaded Dad
  • King Bach as himself (Cameo)

Production

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On June 6, 2014, Efron entered negotiations to star in an untitled movie near a DJ, which was set to be directed past Max Joseph.[4]
The film is Joseph’s debut. On July 31, 2014, Ratajkowski joined the cast of the moving-picture show, which by and so had been given the title
We Are Your Friends, and had a get-go date of August xviii announced for primary photography.[5]
The proper name came from the 2006 Justice vs. Simian song “We Are Your Friends”.[6]
Jon Abrahams joined the cast on August 5,[7]
Alicia Coppola on August 14,[8]
and Wes Bentley on Baronial eighteen.[nine]
By that point, Jonny Weston, Shiloh Fernandez, and Alex Shaffer had likewise signed on to star.[5]
[7]
In late September, the pic bandage background actors.[ten]

Filming

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Principal photography began on August 18, 2014, in the San Fernando Valley.[9]
Joseph co-wrote the adapted screenplay with Meaghan Oppenheimer, based on a Richard Silverman story. Working Title Films partners Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner co-produced the film, which was financed by StudioCanal. Silverman was an executive producer.[5]
StudioCanal is the worldwide distributor.[xi]
The promotional tour for the flick included stops in London, Paris and 6 Northward American cities (Toronto, Miami, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco).[12]

Animation

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A critically noted scene in the film involves animation depicting Cole’due south PCP hallucinations at a swanky LA art gallery. Rotoscoping was used to achieve this effect.

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Release

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In Nov 2014, Warner Bros. Pictures caused the film’s Northward American distribution rights.[14]
Two weeks later, StudioCanal appear that international distribution had been sold in several markets.[15]
On April 28, 2015, Warner Bros. set the flick for an August 28, 2015 release.[16]
The film was merely released on DVD on November 17, 2015, in North America.[17]
The Blu-ray was but released in region B (U.k., Europe, Oceania, Middle East, Africa) on December 17, 2015.[18]

Reception

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Box office

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We Are Your Friends
grossed $3.6 one thousand thousand in North America and $vii.5 million in other territories for a full gross of $11.1 million.[three]

It fabricated $i.8 million in its opening weekend, finishing 14th at the box office. Box Office Mojo reports with a 2,333 theater count, the motion picture grossed an average $758 from each venue, making it the fourth worst debut for a flick with a 2,000+ theater average. It was surpassed later in the year past
Rock the Kasbah
($731 average) and
Jem and the Holograms
($570), both of which opened on October 23, 2015.[xix]

Disquisitional response

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We Are Your Friends
received mixed reviews from critics, although Efron’southward performance and the soundtrack were praised.

Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes gave the motion picture an approving rating of 38% based on 133 reviews, with an boilerplate rating of four.93/10. The site’s consensus reads, “Nosotros Are Your Friends
boasts magnetic stars and glimmers of insight, but they’re lost in a clichéd coming-of-age story as programmed as the soundtrack’s beats.”[20]
On Metacritic, the motion picture has a score of 46 out of 100, based on 32 critics, indicating “mixed or boilerplate reviews”.[21]
Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film a form of “C+” on an A+ to F scale.[22]
[23]

The Hollywood Reporter
named Efron’southward performance as Cole Carter their 2nd-favorite motion picture operation of 2015, behind just Christopher Abbott as the title graphic symbol of
James White. The magazine stated, “And while the moving-picture show’south box-office returns didn’t exactly pump upwardly the book, this 28-yr-old Tyrone Power clone increasingly ranks among the most heady American actors of his generation.”[24]
Bilge Ebiri of Vulture.com notec that Ratajkowski’s office takes a back seat to the honey triangle’s central Efron/Bentley relationship.[25]

The movie is the subject of the 3rd flavour of the podcast
The Worst Idea of All Time, in which two New Zealand comedians watch the aforementioned movie every week for a whole year, and discuss it each calendar week.[26]

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    This movie is loosely based off the life and career of NYC based Producer/DJ & Promoter Horizon Wireless

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    Kit, Borys (November 5, 2014). “Zac Efron DJ Movie Acquired past Warner Bros”.
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    Roxborough, Scott (November 19, 2014). “AFM: Zac Efron Movie ‘We Are Your Friends’ Sells Out Worldwide”.
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    Pedersen, Erik (April 28, 2015). “Warner Bros Dates EDM Picture show ‘Nosotros Are Your Friends’ For Summer”.
    Deadline Hollywood
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    “WORST WIDE OPENINGS 1982–present”.
    Box Office Mojo
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    its “C+” Cinemascore suggests that Zac Efron might



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    The Hollywood Reporter
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    Ebiri, Bilge (August 28, 2015). “We Are Your Friends Works. I Tin’t Believe It, Either”. Vulture.com. Retrieved
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External links

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  • Official website
  • We Are Your Friends
    at IMDb



Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/We_Are_Your_Friends_(film)