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That Awkward Moment

That Awkward Moment

On Blu-Ray: 
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Running Time: 
94 minutes

“That Awkward Moment” is a comedy about three best friends at different points in their relationships as they try to figure out what they should do next. The movie stars Zac Efron (Jason), Miles Teller (Daniel), and Michael B. Jordan (Mikey). Jason is a good-looking womanizer that finds the girl of his dreams, Daniel is a player that falls for his wing-woman, and Mikey is newly divorced. They’ve known each other a long time, but that isn’t such a good thing when they start to grow up and mature. Can these friends find both happiness in their relationships and stay true to their friends? You’re going to have watch “That Awkward Moment” to find out.
I noticed “That Awkward Moment” attempts to be a male perspective of “He’s just not that into You,” but fails miserably in so many areas. In this movie, the plot is very immature and the dialogue is very juvenile and not authentic at all. They try to give dating or life lessons, but come off as frat boys that have no idea what they are doing unless it is making their audience a d-bag in training. For a comedy, the jokes were pretty lame and the characters were unrelatable. Most of the cast is good-looking and probably good actors, but their talents are not properly showcased in this movie.
To me, this movie was a big disappointment and had the potential to do something great but feel flat on its face. The movie was too predictable and a big waste of time. I do not in any way recommend watching “That Awkward Moment” because “He’s just not that into you” is a million times better and can teach you so much more about relationships. For you, I assume the awkward moment will be when you start to watch the movie, discover how much you paid to rent or buy it, and finally figure out how bad the movie really is. For those reasons, I am giving this movie a “D-.”

Paul Arca
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