What is That Awkward Moment About? Three best friends find themselves where we’ve all been – at that confusing moment in every dating relationship when you have to decide “So…where is this going?”
Jason (Zac Efron) finds himself inbetween a rock and a hard place when he meets Ellie (Imogen Poots), an up and coming writer, after pleading to stay single. Mikey (Michael B. Jordan) is broken after he finds out his wife Vera (Jessica Lucas) has cheated on him and wants a divorce. Meanwhile, Daniel (Miles Teller) is struggling with his feelings for Chelsea (Mackenzie Davis).
The Good? Imogen Poots shines in this movie and has quickly become one of my favorite actresses ever. The way she pulls off total independence while still maintaining to be approachable and relatable is astounding. Her delivery is spot on, and she plays the perfect foil to the playboy Jason. The characters in the movie feel like people I would know in real life. Michael B. Jordan also does a fantastic job as the guy who is totally over the hookup culture. I have been this guy on more than one occasion so it was easy to see where he was coming from.
The Bad? That Awkward Moment is a bromantic comedy, which is a genre that isn’t really well accepted yet. Guys won’t watch it because it seems to chickish, and girls won’t watch it because the story is from a male perspective as he is talking about women. The movie can also be a little slow at times, and certain characters feel completely wasted. For example, Mikey and Vera’s storyline seems like it should have been the main focus of the movie, since it is the event that sparks the main problem, but it gets shoved into the corner to make room for Daniel awkwardly navigating life.
Why you should watch it? The Awkward Moment has a lot to say about the generation that we live in. It does a good job of being self aware and mimicking the language and attitudes of 20 somethings. All in all That Awkward Moment is a good time and comes off as very relatable. It isn’t the most memorable movie but it is a great bromantic comedy.
What would you rate it? 4/5