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That Awkward Moment (2014)

R  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  31 January 2014 (USA)
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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?"



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Ellie's Mom
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Chelsea's Father
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Jason has just been dumped, but he didn't even realize they were going out. Meanwhile, Mikey's wife has just asked him for a divorce, and perpetually single Daniel is still single. The three best friends are determined to stay single together and just have fun. But then Jason meets Ellie who just might be perfect for him, Daniel starts to realize that his gal pal Chelsea might be perfect for him, and Mikey has always thought that his wife was perfect for him. The boys are going to have to juggle their single life with their romantic entanglements and it's going to get awkward. Written by napierslogs

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When you realize getting some means wanting more


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Rated R for sexual content and language throughout | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

31 January 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Are We Officially Dating?  »

Box Office


$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,742,109 (USA) (31 January 2014)


$26,049,082 (USA) (28 March 2014)

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2.35 : 1
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In the dialogue at the bar and later at the reading, Jason, Zac Efron's character, mocks the young man about to hit on Imogen Poots by saying "they will drive UP to the Hamptons". From NYC which is where all of the characters live, you typically say "drive OUT" to the Hamptons not UP. The eastern end of Long Island is east of NYC, not north of it. See more »


When the three characters are drinking at the bar during the end of the movie, they number of beer bottles changes. First the waitress brings them a 4th and 5th bottle, in the next shot there are 4 bottles, then 3, then 4, then 3 again, then 4 for the rest of the shot. See more »


Daniel: Yeah, everybody knows you can't call a girl a hooker. Even hookers hate being called hookers.
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That Awkward Movie
10 February 2014 | by (Panama City, Florida, United States) – See all my reviews

The ad campaign for TAM gives the impression that it will be, at the very least, a fun romp, but don't be fooled. TAM asks us to sympathize for and laugh with the most deplorable and chauvinistic of characters, like the obnoxious guys in high school who thought they were funny but weren't. Every "joke" is about poop or sex, which can be funny. Here, however, they are so poorly delivered and juvenile it's hard to tell if they were even meant as jokes or just as statements of misguided philosophy. We follow three best friends who decide to call off real relationships in lieu of hooking up with as many women as possible. This tired story and accompanying dialogue are not only uninspired, inauthentic, and stupid, but make no tonal sense here. The drastic jumps from bad sex comedy to melodrama are so clumsy it's hard to know whether to blame the editing, the directing, or the script. Such a shame considering of the waste of young talent. Sure, Teller presents moments of charm, but no one is really given anything of quality to work with. There are a few laughs, but for the most part I couldn't help feeling like I was watching a soon-to-be canceled sitcom. The writers seemed more interested in writing bad one-liners than creating originality or emotional connection between characters. Even my wife, who normally loves anything classified as "romance" and/or "comedy", resorted to playing Candy Crush for the last half. If you're looking for a funny bro-mance, go see Anchorman 2. SKIP THIS!

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