• R, 1 hr. 34 min.
  • Comedy, Romance
  • Directed By:
    Tom Gormican
    In Theaters:
    Jan 31, 2014 Wide
    On DVD:
    May 13, 2014
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That Awkward Moment Reviews

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Jason Best
Movie Talk

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 Source: Movie Talk

June 15, 2014
Alex Doenau

[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 Source: Trespass

February 21, 2014
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

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.

Full Review Source: Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 21, 2014
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

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

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 18, 2014

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.

Full Review Source: 3AW | Original Score: 2.5/5

February 14, 2014
Eric D. Snider

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.

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: D+

February 14, 2014
Liam Maguren

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.

Full Review Source: Flicks.co.nz | Original Score: 2/5

February 13, 2014
Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)

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

Full Review Source: Herald Sun (Australia) | Original Score: 2.5/5

February 13, 2014
Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show

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

Full Review Source: 2UE That Movie Show | Original Score: 1/5

February 12, 2014
Cara Nash
FILMINK (Australia)

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

Full Review Source: FILMINK (Australia)

February 11, 2014
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness

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.

Full Review Source: Shared Darkness | Original Score: C

February 10, 2014
Jackie K. Cooper

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

Full Review Source: jackiekcooper.com | Original Score: 4/10

February 10, 2014
Eric Melin

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.

Full Review Source: Scene-Stealers.com | Original Score: 1/4

February 10, 2014
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Smarter-than-average urban sex comedy.

Full Review Source: East Bay Express

February 7, 2014
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle

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.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 1.5/5

February 7, 2014
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

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

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

February 6, 2014
Bob Grimm
Reno News and Review


Full Review Source: Reno News and Review | Original Score: 1.25/5

February 6, 2014
Perry Seibert
TV Guide's Movie Guide

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

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 2/4

February 6, 2014
Witney Seibold

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.

Full Review Source: Nerdist | Original Score: 1.5/5

February 6, 2014
Paul Whittington
Irish Independent

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

Full Review Source: Irish Independent | Original Score: 3/5

February 5, 2014
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