Focus Features | Release Date: January 31, 2014
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TVJerryFeb 6, 2014
Three friends decide to stay single. They spend the rest of this movie in attempts at witty repartee (sometimes successful, but more often not). This is really a romantic vehicle for Zac Efron (he even gets teary), but the story is too triteThree friends decide to stay single. They spend the rest of this movie in attempts at witty repartee (sometimes successful, but more often not). This is really a romantic vehicle for Zac Efron (he even gets teary), but the story is too trite to be believed. Meanwhile, Miles Teller is the star (he's an up-and-coming talent). His has charisma and offhand comic style is winning. Michael B. Jordan (also a promising newcomer) has some light moments, but has to handle the dramatic duties. It's all about relationships, so this is def a chick flick, but it revolves around guys, so there's lots of cussing and lowbrow humor. Even though it's well-paced, the dumb plot and unoriginal writing make it mediocre. Expand
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Daniel2651Feb 7, 2014
If you're looking for a laugh out loud romantic comedy, then I wouldn't recommend this one because even though it has some very funny bits in it, which I could relate to. It also is a bit too romantic at times and it also drags on fir a bitIf you're looking for a laugh out loud romantic comedy, then I wouldn't recommend this one because even though it has some very funny bits in it, which I could relate to. It also is a bit too romantic at times and it also drags on fir a bit too long.
The film is about 3 friends and 1 of which, Mikey (Michael B. Jordan) has just divorced from his wife Vera (Jessica Lucas.) And shortly after this event the 3 friends make a pact to stay single for as long as possible. But as you can probably guess this goes wrong when Jason (Zac Effron) meets Ellie (Imogen Poots) and when Daniel also starts getting attracted to his female wingman, Chelsea (Mackenzie Davies.) But even though this part of the film is a bit predictable, what's not predictable is the hilarious situations that these 3 friends get themselves involved in. The film also offers a good perspective on relationships from a guy's poibt of view.
Unfortunately there are also a few scenes which I found boring because they were a bit too romantic.
One of the funniest scenes in the film is when Jason gets invited to meet Ellie's parents at a dress up party which he mis-interprets as meaning a fancy dress party. And I don't wanna give too much away but the costume that Jason wears is very funny and inappropriate.
But overall the film was too soppy and romantic for me and I think it would have been better if it was a bit shorter. So overall I would give this film a 6 out of 10.
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david1997May 26, 2014
That awkward moment may deliver the laughs on a three some bromance and a few dating advice that's delivered in the movie but it lacks its true identity in its characters and it tries to hard on being a good comedy romance movie and this is aThat awkward moment may deliver the laughs on a three some bromance and a few dating advice that's delivered in the movie but it lacks its true identity in its characters and it tries to hard on being a good comedy romance movie and this is a type movie that had some potential of being better but it was just ok. Expand
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sammurphy66Jul 14, 2014
Whilst That Awkward moment does manage to conjure a few guilty laughs, it amounts to nothing more than a very forgettable 'movie that Zac Efron was in'.
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DCEdmondsNov 13, 2014
"That Awkward Moment" 10 Scale Rating: 6.0 (Decent) ...

The Good: At times, much funnier than expected with witty dialogue. The lead characters (played by Zac Efron, Miles Teller, and Michael B. Jordan) are likeable, despite moments of
"That Awkward Moment" 10 Scale Rating: 6.0 (Decent) ...

The Good: At times, much funnier than expected with witty dialogue. The lead characters (played by Zac Efron, Miles Teller, and Michael B. Jordan) are likeable, despite moments of jerkiness ... mostly from Efron's character. For the most part, an entertaining and solid buddy film.

The Bad: The ending is WAY too neat and tidy with everything resolved in a matter of minutes. It felt rushed and ruins what was a pretty decent buildup. A little predictable and formulaic.
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carrielargentApr 16, 2014
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This is a movie you should not go see with your parents, unless you are completely open with them. With a penis joke every five minutes, "The Awkward Moment" will have you laughing out of your seat. This movie is an hour-and-thirty-five-minute awkward moment that you should at least see once in your life.
Zac Efron, Michael B. Jordan and Miles Teller highlight what it is like for three single guys living in New York City. While they make a pact to stay single together after Jordan's character wife wants a divorce. Their friendship is put the test when Ellie (Imogen Poots) threatens to ruin the pact and the guy's friendship. This movie shows the realization of when it's time to grow up.
Big-screen newcomers Jordan and Teller hit their stride with "The Awkward Moment." Both actors did a phenomenal acting job with the seasoned actor Efron. The three actors has chemistry few comedy movies have, as if they were friends for years.
"The Awkward Moment" is hilariously inappropriate with added bonuses like seeing Zac Efron shirtless; and has you craving Ben and Jerry's ice cream. Make sure to stay during the credits for more penis jokes. Overall you should see "The Awkward Moment" at least one time, but you're spending too much money if you see it twice.
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Loler13grMay 9, 2014
This movie is receiving a lot of hate despite the fact that is it enjoyable... OK the movie is predictable and has some cliches but it is to be expected by these kind of movies. What I really enjoyed was the fact that we got to see a romanticThis movie is receiving a lot of hate despite the fact that is it enjoyable... OK the movie is predictable and has some cliches but it is to be expected by these kind of movies. What I really enjoyed was the fact that we got to see a romantic comedy from a male prospective. Overall an enjoyable movie... Expand
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BrianMcCriticMay 13, 2014
This film has its moments, but in the end you've seen this movie before. The funny moments in the film mainly come from Miles Teller plays off of Efron and Jordan well. Overall a worth while watch that is just to predictable for aThis film has its moments, but in the end you've seen this movie before. The funny moments in the film mainly come from Miles Teller plays off of Efron and Jordan well. Overall a worth while watch that is just to predictable for a recommendation. C+ Expand
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ThegodfathersonFeb 16, 2014
We’re long overdue a great romantic comedy told from the male perspective – unfortunately That Awkward Moment isn’t that movie, the characters lacking in likeability, too many of the jokes falling flat, and the film missing the spark thatWe’re long overdue a great romantic comedy told from the male perspective – unfortunately That Awkward Moment isn’t that movie, the characters lacking in likeability, too many of the jokes falling flat, and the film missing the spark that should make hearts flutter. Expand
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bmaster4616Jan 15, 2015
It's decent. Better than I thought it was going to be but not that funny. The story is kind of generic and overall isn't special by any means. Though it's not that funny, there are some moments where it's hilarious. Those moments are farIt's decent. Better than I thought it was going to be but not that funny. The story is kind of generic and overall isn't special by any means. Though it's not that funny, there are some moments where it's hilarious. Those moments are far between but when they come...it's hilarious. The cast is the best part of this and turn this somewhat unfunny, boring, and generic movie into something that barely passes. Overall I'm satisfied but wanting more. 6.1 Expand
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danippMay 8, 2015
The cast is fine (VERY fine) and the story is funny but there's nothing special in this romantic comedy besides a few laughs and great performances. Script is extremely superficial and doesn't say any interesing or new about relationships andThe cast is fine (VERY fine) and the story is funny but there's nothing special in this romantic comedy besides a few laughs and great performances. Script is extremely superficial and doesn't say any interesing or new about relationships and characters development are quite poor, specially Efron's and Teller's. You can watch it to have fun a little bit but you'll be eventually tired after so many clichés of the genre and past films about the same subject. Expand
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reellmNov 18, 2015
2/5★ An awkward title for an awkward film about the lives of Millennials in the big city. Played by inoffensively hot and up-and-coming actors, the film does nothing but drive home the difference between current and past young adults as2/5★ An awkward title for an awkward film about the lives of Millennials in the big city. Played by inoffensively hot and up-and-coming actors, the film does nothing but drive home the difference between current and past young adults as portrayed by cinema that reflects some truth in the arrested development of the 20-somethings of today. Bro code and all that entails-its tiresome and condescending. What passes as witty banter does nothing to disguise the fact that it has nothing original to say.
Verdict: Skip
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