Watch That Awkward Moment Online Or Download That Awkward Moment Movie Free. If That Awkward Moment wanted to be a standard decently funny rom-com, I wouldn’t have minded. I would’ve been disappointed and miffed a smidgen because I know the leading talent in front of the camera deserves (and can deliver) better results, but this could’ve been that inching exception. If typical scary movies can keep horror hounds busy until the January doldrums end, why can’t the romantic comedy genre have its “free pass” as well? Accepting an unoriginal comedy with a rudimentary plot involving a group of best buds, a “no relationships” pact, and opposite leading ladies with looks and quirk is strenuous by now, but That Awkward Moment provided me with enough modest giggles during the first few scenes that I was willing to let it pass as harmless fluff. The main men in Tom Gormican’s directorial debut are The Spectacular Now’s Miles Teller, Fruitvale Station’s Michael B. Jordan, and former Disney dreamboat Zac Efron (who also executive produced the film). I had a hard time believing these characters were best friends since all three roles are as deep as a saucepan. However, I was convinced these three actors had fun bouncing off each other. The chemistry among them shows in their timing and with their “yes, and…” reactions.
Download That Awkward Moment Movie Or Watch That Awkward Moment Online Free. This, along with individual moments during one night at a club, was enough for me to keep on smiling throughout the first handful of scenes. That Awkward Moment borrows heavily from early Judd Apatow work. It lifts that chucklehead brat pack brotherhood type of humour that happily opens doors for slight improv and legitimate earnesty during sarcastic jabs. The film even has a running joke where Teller and Efron rip on Jordan comparing his accidentally tanned member to other irrelevant things. The chuckles eventually dwindled off and what little charisma the rom-com had after these introductions left as well. It slips into a boneheaded formula where roles become less practical and increasingly thicker. I always resist to use curt words like “dumb” or “stupid” in the context of critiquing a movie and its characters. But, when explaining this movie’s route, I have no other choice.
Or Download That Awkward Moment Movie Free. That Awkward Moment isn’t a “battle of the s**es” scenario, but each *** tries to figure out each other. It’s a bit of a hard task when the men seem to be getting in touch with their inner neanderthal and the women become more gullible and forgiving. The mechanics from a 1950's sitcom have been dusted off and applied to this very thick screenplay. And, if men and women patrons can’t agree with how they’re being portrayed in a film, then who is the movie for? It’s a film that promises it’ll “be real” but proceeds to check off every romantic comedy trope as if its proud to say, “yes, we even have THAT scene.” Since the exterior of the film has a plastic presence and the dialogue is written intentionally crude to capture “guy talk”, there’s an overall disconnect between the audience and the movie. As well as an ever-growing grudge with the main three men. When Gormican’s script deals with solemn matter to give That Awkward Moment its substance, that weight acts as a smothering wet towel.
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Or Download That Awkward Moment Movie Free. I can imagine writer/director Tom Gormican sitting at home late one night and happening upon an early episode of S** and the City. Perhaps he caught one of those episodes with its four stars getting into some se**ual pretzel involving relationships and that scary four letter word spelled L-O-V-E. Over brunch at a swanky Manhattan eatery they would talk about all things bedroom related while never stopping to ask, “How’s your mom doing?” before strolling away to their tony loft apartments. At this point Gormican could have thought to himself, “Hey, guys do that TOO!” and just took several episodes of the popular HBO show and reworked them, replacing Sarah Jessica Parker with Zac Efron, Kim Cattrall with Miles Teller, and Kristin Davis with Michael B. Jordan (sorry Cynthia Nixon, no dude parallel for you!) to provide the male’s eye view of romance in modern day New York.
Download That Awkward Moment Movie Or Watch That Awkward Moment Online Free. That’s all well and good and more power to the filmmakers for following a proven model but yikes if the film isn’t terribly shallow and not nearly as insightful or entertaining as it thinks it is. Even the meteoric charm of the three leads can’t keep the thin film afloat, though Gormican and company do try to distract you with plenty of shots of Efron nearly nude and nobly clearing the way for two females to shine. Efron (Neighbors, The Lucky One), Teller (The Spectacular Now), and Jordan (Fruitvale Station) are twentysomethings moving through New York City in the ways that only a film would allow…with fantastically gigantic apartments and jobs that don’t require them to be there much of the time. Efron and Teller work for a publisher and Jordan is a doctor with a marriage on the rocks. Single and mingle-ing Efron and Teller make a pact with Jordan not to get into a relationship so all three can play the field. Trouble is Efron and Teller find love quickly while Jordan, a hopeless romantic, keeps going back to a wife (Jessica Lucas, The Evil Dead) that can’t decide if it’s really over.
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Fine for a rental when the day gets rainy but not necessary to trek though winter weather to see in the theater, That Awkward Moment has its fair share of charm but lacks the depth vital to truly make its moment memorable.