Review: That Awkward Moment

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That Awkward Moment follows the adventures of three friends who don’t know if they are ready for love until they each meet the right person. They support each other by doing the guy thing, whilst they each figure out what dating and relationships and falling in love in the big city is all about.

Starring Zac Efron, Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordan, they’re the three best friends who find themselves where many have been – at that confusing “moment” in every dating relationship when that awkward question is posed: “So…where is this going?”

When Mikey (Michael B. Jordan) is dumped by his wife, his best friends Jason (Zac Efron) and Daniel (Miles Teller) make a pact with each other to all enjoy staying single with him so he can reevaluate his life and figure out where his love life goes from here.

Daniel is more than happy to play the field until he realises that his friendship with Chelsea (Mackenzie Davis) turns into something more.

When Jason also gets dumped by a girl he never even knew he was dating, he also needs to figure out why, up until now, he’s been more than happy to casually date a girl until that awkward moment when she asks him the million dollar dating question. He is unable to apply the creativity needed for his job in Creative Media, into sustaining a healthy relationship. But then Jason meets Ellie (Imogen Poots), and after what started as a one night stand, quickly turns into something more meaningful even despite Jason’s trademark idiocy when it comes to relationships.

Soon the guys realise that the line between casual dating and a serious relationship is more complicated than they thought and one by one they secretly break the pact when dating girls who turn out to be more than exceptional. Except Mikey, who secretly starts dating his wife again and all is going well the second time around until that awkward moment comes up again.

To sum up
That Awkward Moment is a film about growing up and falling in love in NYC with the support of the best friends a guy can ask for. It’s quite the feel good movie which explores a new sub-genre the ‘brom-com’, a modern twist on the romantic comedy. The story has a very optimistic outlook on the prospect of falling in love and sustaining a healthy relationship. The well executed improvisational comedy banter will have you laugh out loud consistently throughout and the group dynamic between the three friends will make you believe that these guys are all genuine friends in real life.

PopBucket Review Score 7That Awkward Moment is released in cinemas 31 January 2014.

Author: Juliet Smith

A Londoner, a writer and handcrafted cards designer. I aspire to one day write a screenplay and a novel.

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