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That Awkward Moment (2014)

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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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Tom Gormican

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zac Efron ... Jason
Miles Teller ... Daniel
Michael B. Jordan ... Mikey
Imogen Poots ... Ellie
Mackenzie Davis ... Chelsea
Jessica Lucas ... Vera
Addison Timlin ... Alana
Josh Pais ... Fred
Evelina Turen ... Sophie
Karen Ludwig ... Mrs. Rose
Tina Benko ... Ellie's Mom
Joseph Adams ... Ellie's Dad
Lola Glaudini ... Female Boss (Sharon)
John Rothman ... Chelsea's Father
Barbara Garrick ... Chelsea's Mother
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

When you realize getting some means wanting more

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Comedy | Romance

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 January 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Are We Officially Dating? See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,742,109, 2 February 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$26,049,082, 30 March 2014
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The Ben & Jerry's Flavor that Zac Efron brings to his friend's apartment is Peanut Butter Cup. See more »

Goofs

When Ellie gets a call from Jason while sitting at her desk, the picture frame with the drawing he sent her is standing right in front of her. In the next shot the frame is gone. See more »

Quotes

Jason: Dude, are you taking a shit in there?
Daniel: Absolutely not.
Jason: Every time you come over, you take a shit.
Daniel: No, I'm not taking a shit, I'm using a self-tanner!
Jason: Self-tanner?
Daniel: Yeah, I told that assistant in Vogue I couldn't hang out 'cause I was in Tulum. I'm trying to face her off my roster.
[he pauses briefly]
Daniel: Also, I am taking a shit.
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Crazy Credits

Bloopers shown throughout the end credits, including an outtake of the scene where the group is playing Xbox and they have been joined by "Omar from The Wire" Michael Kenneth Williams See more »

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References Halo: Combat Evolved (2001) See more »

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Three capable leads competing with a ridiculous script and horrendous plot.
16 February 2016 | by lnvictaSee all my reviews

Zac Efron, Miles Teller, and Michael B. Jordan are very capable actors. They've proved it time and time again, and That Awkward Moment is held afloat because of the chemistry between these three actors. Their bromance is electric. I would watch an Entourage-style show between the three of them and their antics, it's that believable. Unfortunately, the material they have to work with here is artificial and stupid. There are some lines in this movie that no one would ever say. And I know that's usually the case with romantic comedies, but this movie takes it a step further and totally demeans women every chance it gets, and I'm not one to point out misogyny in movies, but it just gets stupid after a while. "Let's all make a pact to not get into a relationship! Let's keep having sex with random girls and never fall in love! High-five!" It's such a dumb premise, and it's like the script keeps wanting you to hate these characters until they "redeem" themselves by the end but again, it's so artificial that you don't buy a second of it.

It's certainly watchable due to the three leads, but ultimately you're left wishing the movie was good enough to accommodate for the acting talent. There are a couple chuckle-worthy moments, and some clever banter between the three guys, but most of the comedy falls flat and the romance is absolutely insane from beginning to end. You don't believe these relationships for a second. The dialogue for the most part is asinine. It turns the characters into caricatures at times because of how fake it is. No one in their right mind would say these things, and no woman in their right mind would react positively to these things. It's so forced from beginning to end.

That Awkward Moment isn't a bad movie. It would've been terrible if they cast average actors, but thankfully the stellar cast keeps the movie watchable and mildly entertaining until the end. As a romcom it's insane, but then again, most of them are so you should know what you're getting into with That Awkward Moment.


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