Have you ever seen a chill movie. A movie with conflict and story, and all the things that have to come with a movie but done in a way that is just chill. Like a sunday mid-day party with chill beats and some drama that is going on over in that cabana over there, but it is not effecting your party. That is what We Are Your Friends feels like, and I am not sure if that is a good thing or not.
I liked We Are Your Friends because of this, it felt like Zac Efron’s Cole Carter was on the outside looking in at his whole life, and all of it was just going past him. He is not paying attention or focusing on anything, instead being pulled all around by his friends, his attempts at celebrity, and the girl. So nothing that is happening is a big deal, it doesn’t feel like a big deal, it just feels like another beat in his life. You are tricked by the music and the beats and the pulse that those scenes trigger, you get excited and love what you are seeing. You get into those scenes, and forget about everything else. This is the problem.
When you look at the movie as a whole, it is a odd chill movie. It deals with things like drugs, alcoholism and death, but in a way that doesn’t feel like it is a big deal. These scenes happen and then they end, and then there is a party and running. That is it. The bottom doesn’t ever really happen for Cole Carter, and I think it is a worse movie for it. It feels like an Sunday afternoon movie on TBS, when I think it was meant to be something far more real. Instead you can watch it whenever you want and it isn’t going to have the meaning and punch I think that was intended. So while entertaining, it does not deliver what it wanted, which was something more than just a movie about EDM.
So I would say you do not have to go pay to see this movie this weekend. It is something you should watch on a sunny day, and when you are done go out to a pool party.