I know this part of the review is usually where I give you a general rundown of the plot of this movie, but We Are Your Friends doesn't necessarily have too much of a plot to summarise. It's a film that just sort of.... I don't even know. The protagonist of the film is Cole Carter (Zac Efron), a 23 year old wannabe DJ living in California. He's all like "hey, I want to be a DJ." And his friends are all like "hey, we have our own ambitions." So he's like "well, I don't care because I want to be a DJ and there's nothing you can do about it." So they're all like "well, shit, dude. You've got us there. Let's help you out." So Zac's all like "thanks, guys. Aren't friends the best? I'm totally going to ditch you all in 20 minutes time." And then a few things happen involving DJs or whatnot. I don't really know. I was too busy watching Zac Efron take his shirt off. I'm straight, but damn, boy. He's got a lot of muscle under that shirt of his.
As this 96 minute movie goes on, and trust me when I say it will feel a lot longer than 96 minutes, my attention span gradually decreased, eventually getting to a point where I just gave up following along with what was happening. Although that's not to say much was happening. The film starts out pretty watchable, setting up a story that's familiar, but promising, only to throw in more and more clichés every couple of minutes until it got to a point where I could literally tell you, in detail, what's going to happen in a few minutes time. And the funny thing is that I was always right.
That being said, the cast and crew do try their best. Director Max Joseph does manage to give a certain rhythm to the first act of his film, although this rhythm is soon forgotten, replacing stylised shots with slow motion zoom ins on Emily Ratajkowski's breasts as she dances to the music. Her performance is fine, but really, she's just there for eye candy. Half of her scenes are shot from the neck down and I wish that was a joke. The real star of this movie is Zac Efron, and I'm glad that's not a joke. He's excellent in the role, creating a believable character in a believable world, even if half of his lines are absolutely cringe worthy.