Okay, so don’t judge me…but I liked it. I’m a sucker for rom-com movies and with That Awkward Moment they flip the switch on the guys. While the movie definitely had its flaws, I found it funny, sweet, and charming thanks to its three male leads.

 

That Awkward Moment
Directed By: Tom Gormican
Starring: Zac Efron, Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Imogen Poots, Mackenzie Davis, Jessica Lucas

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Premise: Jason, Mikey, and Daniel have been best friends forever and none of them have had any problems finding women. While Mikey is married, Daniel and Jason tend to run away from anything long term. When Mikey’s wife files for divorce, Daniel and Jason vow to remain single in order to appease their friend. But as the saying goes, love comes when you least expect it.

 

4 Thoughts on That Awkward Moment:

 

Zac Efron, Miles Teller, and Michael B. Jordan are worth watching: These guys just looked like they were having a blast. They had great chemistry together and they were funny, charming, and guys you wanted to root for. For the most part they felt like real characters, guys I know. And their friendship is one of the things that holds the movie together.

It was funny: It’s always nice to watch people, that aren’t you, get themselves into then out of awkward situations. And this movie was full of them. But the funniest parts of the film were during the moments the guys were just hanging out by themselves, when the dialogue flowed naturally instead of forcing the situation. Plus I really do hope that guys eat whiskey and ice cream because that’s what I do.

The movie was unsure what demographic to cater to: Because of this, some of the storylines and situations the characters got themselves into were sloppy. The film marketed itself as the male version of Sex in the City, but I don’t know if they understood that probably 75% of this movie would be seen by women ages 16-35. So that being said, the women in the movie weren’t portrayed in a very good light.  In fact, the only woman I really liked was Chelsea (Mackenzie Davis) who was the most real of all the women. Ellie (Imogen Poots) was this weird idealized version of the perfect woman who in real life would never be that cool with the shenanigans of her “boy”friend. Come on, what woman would?

Imogen Poots needs a hair brush: Seriously, what was up with her hair and her make up? She just looked like a perpetually messy person. It was distracting. Plus she looks like Ashley Benson (Hannah from Pretty Little Liars). And her character was frankly strange.

TAM

I like what the movie was going for and sometimes it worked, while other times it was trying way too hard. The movie was at its best when Zac Efron, Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordan were on the screen together. And I have to say, I’ll probably watch it again, but when I do it’ll be on DVD with lots and lots of bourbon.

Rating: B-

 

 

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