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August 28, 2015 12:00 AM

Movie review: ‘We Are Your Friends’ plays a rather tired tune

“Are we ever gonna be better than this?” Cole Carter (Zac Efron) entreats his hyped, pulsating crowd. “We Are Your Friends,” directed by Max Joseph, isn’t quite sure of the answer to that question. But, as an audience, you wish that this promising, but generic film were better than this. “We Are Your Friends” injects a throbbing beat and fresh style into a classic coming-of-age tale, but all the electronic dance music and formal experimentation can’t keep it out of the mire of a well-worn narrative.

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