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Brief Synopsis: "Cole, a 23-year-old DJ who struggles in the Hollywood's electronic dance music scene, has dreams of becoming a major record producer. Eventually, older DJ James, begins to mentor him, but Cole makes a connection with James' girlfriend, Sophie. When Cole's relationship with Sophie blossoms and his friendship with James begins to break down as a result, he is forced into difficult decisions over his future."

Overall Ranking: 2314 (Rank from 2015: # 145)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 0%
Regular 37.5%
Half-Popped 50%
Stale 0%
Burnt 12.5%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Minnesota Man70 - A brotastic EDM retreadof Cocktail. I'm not complaining.
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Le Anne of Tinsel And Tine70 - While the graphics showcase a certain level of multimedia I havenít seen in mainstream film and the music is certainly the guiding force of the plot, Coleís life is anchored not around his new connections and opportunities but around his three friends: Mason (Jonny Weston), Ollie (Shiloh Fernandez), and Squirrel.
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Rewatch: 6
Citizen Charlie70(full review)
Lisa Marie Bowman60 - Great music, so-so story.
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Movie Waffler Eric Hillis60 - What saves the movie is the performance of Efron, who just may be the natural heir to Tom Cruise. Like all great movie stars, he has a knack of papering over the film's many cracks, forcing us to invest in his character in a way both his director and the script fail to.
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Chris Bunker of Silver Screen Riot57(full review)
Gorgon Reviews43(full review)
Dan O'Neill25(full review)

People Involved

  • Zac Efron (Cole)
  • Emily Ratajkowski (Sophie)
  • Wes Bentley (James)
  • Nick Rotteveel (Himself)
  • Alessandro Lindblad (Himself)
  • Vanessa Lengies (Mel)
  • Jon Abrahams (Nicky)
  • Shiloh Fernandez (Ollie)
  • Jon Bernthal (Paige)
  • Max Joseph (Director)