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That Awkward Moment (2014)



Critic Consensus: Formulaic and unfunny, That Awkward Moment wastes a charming cast on a contrived comedy that falls short of the date movies it seems to be trying to subvert.

Movie Info

Zac Efron, Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordan star in the R-rated comedy, THAT AWKWARD MOMENT, about three best friends who 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?" (c) FilmDistrictmore
Rating: R (for sexual content and language throughout)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Tom Gormican
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 13, 2014
Box Office: $26.0M
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Zac Efron
as Jason
Karen Ludwig
as Mrs. Rose
Tina Benko
as Ellie's Mom
Joseph Adams
as Ellie's Dad
Lola Glaudini
as Female Boss (Sharon)
John Rothman
as Chelsea's Father
Barbara Garrick
as Chelsea's Mother
Raul Casso
as Attractive Guy (Dieg...
Kate Simses
as Glasses
Emily Meade
as Christy
Alysia Reiner
as Amanda Silverman
Yuval Boim
as Israeli Guy
Dan Bittner
as Preppy Guy
Reif Larsen
as Famous Author
Chris Grace
as Deli Owner
Victor Slezak
as Older Gentleman
Justin Nappi
as Random Guy
Tom Riis Farrell
as Male Executive
Julia Morrison
as Beautiful Girl
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Critic Reviews for That Awkward Moment

All Critics (128) | Top Critics (32)

The refreshing thing about this otherwise formulaic romantic comedy is that writer-director Tom Gormican gives the verbal humor some rhythm, shooting many of the dialogue-driven scenes in long takes so they develop a pleasing ebb and flow.

Full Review… | October 20, 2014
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

From the outside That Awkward Moment looks like a typical, throwaway comedy but it has heart and an indie spirit that turn it into something altogether different, something that deserves to be seen.

Full Review… | November 7, 2014
Fan The Fire

Playing like an explicit, junior equivalent of Sex And The City combined with the emotional immaturity that Adam Sandler delivers with his own style of ensemble movies, the film's plot lines are messy and unfocused.

Full Review… | October 10, 2014
Birmingham Mail

An extremely attractive cast fails to overcome the clichés in writer/director Tim Gormican's film.

Full Review… | October 1, 2014
News & Observer, Raleigh, NC

Awkwardly changing gear between gross-out gags and romance, the script requires the men to behave so stupidly and shoddily that you will struggle to care whether or not they see the error of their ways in time.

Full Review… | June 15, 2014
Movie Talk

[That Awkard Moment] has nothing particularly special about it, but it's pleasant, it's funny, and it features young and pretty people learning how to be sensible adults.

Full Review… | February 21, 2014

Audience Reviews for That Awkward Moment

I had very low expectations for this movie. All the reviews were bad, and it generally just didn't look that good. As a story, it's a very uneven dramedy about relationships. When it's funny, it's really funny. But when it focuses on the drama, it stutters. Having said that the cast is fantastic. Michael B. Jordan, Zac Efron, and Miles Teller are all 3 actors with very bright futures. Especially Teller, the guy is hilarious in everything. This is one of those movie where in 10 years people will be like "damn! they were in a movie together like that?!" It sure won't be remembered for much else. Emily watched the whole thing and thought it was ok. If she likes it, I'm sure all the women will too. Guys, there's at least 1 scene at a party that makes the whole thing worth it. Check it out sometime.

Everett Johnson
Everett Johnson

Super Reviewer


Wow, what a disappointment this one turned out to be. I didn't care for any of the characters and the acting was just so-so. I really didn't pay attention to the trailers for this movie I just saw that it had Miles Teller, Zac Efron, and Michael B. Jordan in it and thought maybe it would be funny. I won't say the film didn't make me laugh, because it did a couple times. But most of the time I was pretty much bored. The truly only really funny part is where Zac's character shows up to the birthday party in his ridiculous outfit (which I loved). That was the most 'awkward' moment in the film as well. In the end it's not a film I would see again.


Super Reviewer


I actually had alot of fun with this movie, its a great time. A sharp, charismatic and hilarious blend between romantic and buddy comedy. A great film about relationships and has plenty of heart and humor and an ending that leaves you to your thoughts. Zac Efron, Michael B. Jordan and Miles Teller are absolutely fantastic together, they have great chemistry and have matured from the young actors that they are to real stars.

Al S

Super Reviewer

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