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That Awkward Moment (2014)

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Average Rating: 4.1/10
Reviews Counted: 124
Fresh: 27 | Rotten: 97

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.

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Average Rating: 4/10
Critic Reviews: 30
Fresh: 3 | Rotten: 27

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.

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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) FilmDistrict

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Comedy, Romance

May 13, 2014

$26.0M

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A moderately smart movie would have pushed back against the formula. That Awkward Moment simply mistakes being obnoxious for being clever.

February 3, 2014 Full Review Source: Grantland
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The movie's ideas about relationships would've felt middle-of-the-road in the '80s, and its big epiphany moments (Guys can fall in love, too!) are shallow enough to make you long for the comparatively profound rom-com oeuvre of Kate Hudson.

February 1, 2014 Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly
Entertainment Weekly
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First-time writer-director Tom Gormican keeps the dialogue moving at a rapid pace, which doesn't obscure the fact that most of what is said is dopey and witless.

January 31, 2014 Full Review Source: Arizona Republic
Arizona Republic
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Only a sociopath would behave this carelessly, and as such, That Awkward Moment makes for an interesting study in abnormal criminal behavior.

January 31, 2014 Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture
New York Magazine/Vulture
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Take three horny guys, all twentysomethings, mix with a plot that was old last century, and serve to an audience so desperate toilet gags they might forgive a movie wired only with clichés.

January 31, 2014 Full Review Source: Rolling Stone
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Might be more aptly titled Those Awkward 94 Minutes.

January 31, 2014 Full Review Source: Globe and Mail
Globe and Mail
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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.

June 15, 2014 Full Review Source: Movie Talk
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.

February 21, 2014 Full Review Source: Trespass
Trespass

For those of you expecting another PG-13 romantic comedy, take note that 'That Awkward Moment' is rated R. This means it may or may not be a good date movie, depending upon your sweetheart's tolerance for f-bombs.

February 21, 2014 Full Review Source: Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

...the three stars manage to infuse their familiar characters with a congeniality that proves impossible to resist.

February 18, 2014 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

One dares suggest that had the film gone for a more formulaic approach - focusing on one character's plight instead of all three - it might have been tighter and stronger.

February 14, 2014 Full Review Source: 3AW

The talents of the three leading men are wasted on a shallow, misguided story that lets them talk a lot about boners and pooping but gives them no opportunity to be funny or charming.

February 14, 2014 Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com
EricDSnider.com

The boys' expletive R-rated banter furthers the genuineness to decent comedic effect, though often undermined by some misplaced farcical gags that hit-or-miss.

February 13, 2014 Full Review Source: Flicks.co.nz
Flicks.co.nz

Heavy-hitting support players Teller and Jordan steal every scene they can from the lightweight leading man.

February 13, 2014 Full Review Source: Herald Sun (Australia)
Herald Sun (Australia)

Don't be fooled, That Awkward Moment (retitled Are We Officially Dating for Australian audiences) takes a tired 90s feeling premise, promptly forgets it and meanders for an excruciating ninety minutes only to deliver its best material in the outtakes

February 12, 2014 Full Review Source: 2UE That Movie Show
2UE That Movie Show

A slick, smug film about three guys, who we slowly, slowly watch get their act together.

February 11, 2014 Full Review Source: FILMINK (Australia)
FILMINK (Australia)

An awkward mash-up [that] in the end will represent nothing more than a momentary, wholly understandable blip on the respective filmographies of its talented young cast.

February 10, 2014 Full Review Source: Shared Darkness
Shared Darkness

Predicable film about three guys with fears of commitment - we've seen it all before.

February 10, 2014 Full Review Source: jackiekcooper.com
jackiekcooper.com

The characters, their motivations, the plot machinations, the forced banter - it's all contrived. Not only can you see the entire story coming from miles away, there's a late-in-the-game plot twist that feels desperate and tonally wrong.

February 10, 2014 Full Review Source: Scene-Stealers.com
Scene-Stealers.com

Smarter-than-average urban sex comedy.

February 7, 2014 Full Review Source: East Bay Express
East Bay Express

The three leads' distinct storylines are metered choppily, there's an illogic to the scene sequence and plotting, and that initial pact, casually arrived at, is suddenly framed as a game-changing bet late in the film.

February 7, 2014 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

An amiable romcom endowed with romance, penis-humour and M-rated sex

February 6, 2014 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile
Urban Cinefile

Nope.

February 6, 2014 Full Review Source: Reno News and Review
Reno News and Review

The movie's predictability doesn't derail its light charms, at least not until the plot makes a fatal tonal error.

February 6, 2014 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Learning to grow out of your over-confident, sexually destructive, ignorant, sexist, loutish period may have made for a worthwhile story, but That Awkward Moment spends the bulk of its time with horrible young men you don't want to spent time with.

February 6, 2014 Full Review Source: Nerdist
Nerdist

Efron and Poots don't quite work together, but Mackenzie Davis is very good as the privileged, but secretly passionate, Chelsea.

February 5, 2014 Full Review Source: Irish Independent
Irish Independent

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.
July 18, 2014
Everett Johnson

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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.
June 2, 2014
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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.
May 19, 2014
allan913

Super Reviewer

When you realize getting some means wanting more.

Good Movie! A good story of three friends, and their valiant, though impossible task of remaining single. If you play the field you will end up in the net eventually. That's mine, but that is what these boys have some how not yet learned. Great acting from the players, and the player scorned, not really an original story by any means, but the cast, and production values make it worth your time. I Enjoyed the chemistry that you could see between the couples that worked, and the guys themselves, and that made this movie work for me. I recommend this as chick flick not to be missed, but I know the guys will enjoy it as well. If you are looking for a light hearted Rom/Com with some good laughs then this will keep you entertained nicely.

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.
April 29, 2014
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