CAST & CREW
This film is all about a coming- of-age dreamer, who wants to make it big, but has the director succeeded in his attempt is the million dollar question.
Plot: Becoming a popular DJ is the dream of Cole Carter and that too in the global level. He has a dedicated group of friends, including Mason, Squjirrel and Olie. At present, Cole is performing only for free. Incidentally Cole meets James Reed and eventually the latter becomes his guru. Reed’s talent is not the only pre-occupation of Cole; he is also attracted toward his girlfriend Sophie.
There is no doubt that the film is filled with stylish visuals, but it doesn’t give you a lesson on how to make your dreams of becoming a star DJ come true. The story is too simple for words and the characters are not properly explained.
Romance is also interspersed in the story alongside the dream of Cole. As the story continues Cole learns that attaining stardom is not an easy feat.
The director is indeed overambitious and tries to bring out the overnight stardom dream of Cole to picture. As far as the shots are concerned, they are at slow pace and the soundtrack is a bit too over. With a universal theme of finding our face in this overcrowded world, the crux of the story of the film could have been made even better, but somehow it fails to strike a chord.
The film can be watched once if you are a fan of Zac Eforn and Ratajkowski. Bentley performs well and his character of a dejected, alcoholic comes off naturally to him.
This film has touched the concept of electronic dance music and should be appreciated for that. Before, it was the 2004 flick It’s All Gone Pete Tong that dealt with this subject, in an appreciable manner. When the audience expects a piece of this film from We are your Friends, unfortunately they are in for a disappointment.
Sometimes the prowess of Bentley has a Bollywood touch to it-he has the power to pay a listening ear to his audiences’ heartbeat, thereby providing the required beats. Added to this the forbidden love between the protagonist and his guru’s girlfriend is showcased. Films like Titanic too had some Indian touch to it, but that worked well with the audience. The test is how the film is adapted to suit the taste of the audience. With such things as mentioned above the film fails to concentrate on enlightening the audience about EDM; this ultimately turns comical.
Verdict: Under the disguise of showing a film that is very devoted in its story, the film turns out to be a novice flaw. However the concept of chasing your dreams is neatly done. A one-time watch.
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