Conclusion: That Awkward Moment is one of the worst films so far in the 2014 calendar year. Cliché, unimaginative, a poor structure, lacking drive, and failing to find a real spark between its leads and their ladies, the film flops on most every level. Even Sony's Blu-ray release is decidedly mediocre.
Conclusion: At first it feels innocuous, bordering on juvenile. Once it overstays its welcome, manages to create unlikable characters from three likable actors, and doesn't have much to show for it, that's when you know this is going nowhere.
Excerpt: I checked my inbox prior to watching this review and I received 49 emails promoting the release of That Awkward Moment . This wasn’t for the Blu-Ray, mind you, it was for the theatrical release a few months ago.
Excerpt: A story that begins with "boy meets girl" should have an infinite number of possibilities ahead of it. But in the mainstream romantic comedy genre, it seems we usually only see the same ideas done over and over again.
That Awkward Moment Is A Series of Awkward Moments!
31 January 2014
Excerpt: The premise of That Awkward Moment is that that moment when a relationship could go either way is can usually be pinpointed. As Zac Efron’s character Jason puts it, when a girl “begins a conversation with ‘So…’ Writer/director Tom Gormican takes this idea of awkward moments and tries to makes create...
Excerpt: The penis references in That Awkward Moment culminate with a literal swinging dick. After mistaking a posh "dress-up" party for a jokey costume bash, Jason (Zac Efron) shows up to almost-girlfriend Ellie's apartment with a foot-long dildo dangling out of his open fly.
Conclusion: With two stars in the ascendant in Jordan and Teller and another, Efron, already commanding an army's worth of adulation, this a cast that should prove catnip for its target demographic. The film itself offers cheery, lightweight fun without taking itself too seriously.