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July 31, 2017
Couldn't hold my attention for the entire film.
½ July 6, 2017
A delightful cast does their best to overcome the typical pitfalls of a dramedy like this. The comedy mostly works, but the drama falls rather flat.
April 4, 2017
Don't know what all the negative reviews were about because I loved this movie, who couldn't love something Zac Efron is in.
½ March 28, 2017
Only watched it because there was nothing else to watch and it had Zac Efron in it and it was pathetically predictable. Plot was predictable, jokes were slapstick and for a comedy, I cracked a smile once when Mikey goes to the party thinking it was a fancy dress party. I had high hopes for this movie but i was really Disappointed.
March 8, 2017
All the characters are so funny and likable, all the situations and conflicts so light and solvable, and all the settings are so urban and fashionable that it's hard not to like this candy-coated piece of pop commercial filmmaking. It's a very quick-witted tale of modern dating and cosmopolitan mating rituals with an upbeat soundtrack and beautiful actors. Delicious.
½ March 3, 2017
Stereotypical, detached emotionally, quintessential college doucebag Zack Efron has a like-minded black friend and falls in love.
January 19, 2017
Weird I saw this movie and it was called Are we officially dating
January 1, 2017
It's good movie to watch
November 8, 2016
I would have hoped this had been funnier, but it is about as good as you would expect...or maybe even better.
½ October 1, 2016
This is a distinctly average Rom Com. The best part is Zac Efron without clothes several times and the kinda cute ending. Not really much else to say about it.
September 29, 2016
You should all be put in a communist prison for a 23% rating . I laughed, I cried this movie had everything. That cast and you give it a 23%! Get outta here and pound sand. Unreal ROMCON
September 16, 2016
That Awkward Moment(2014)
Starring: Zac Efron, Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Imogen Poots, Mackenzie Davis, Jessica Lucas, Addison Timlin, Josh Pais, Evelina Turen, Tina Benko, Joseph Adams, Eugenia Kuzmina, Emily Meade, and Alysia Reiner
Directed By: Tom Gormican
You know judging by the film's title I knew I wouldn't like this too much,but it does have its moments of unique laughter. I just find it difficult to talk about comedies the more I review them.
The film is about 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?
The story does sound a little interesting,but is plagued with stupidity,they make this lame bet that they would all stay single and well who's stupid enough to bet on something like that? If it were girls I'd understand but a guy, no just no.
The performances are very good from Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan and Imogen Poots, as for Zac Efron not so much this time around, which is disappointing cause he is an actor I have liked in the past he just has a bad reputation due to those awful High School Musical movies.
The Direction in this film by Tom Gormican is actually pretty good, he does get good performances are nice and the shots of the sets are actually pretty nice.
All of the elements of a good film are not present, the film does suffer a lot from bad writing, but it does manage to pull out some good performances. I give That Awkward Moment a two out of five.
½ September 1, 2016
The one major flaw of this romantic comedy is its predictability. It's easy to foresee the ending half an hour into the movie. And Zac Efron is probably the worst choice for his role or perhaps any other role he's ever landed.
½ August 23, 2016
Pretty good movie. Look, the story is nothing new, the characters have a hard time being likable, and the plot itself is very formulaic, but the dialogue itself isn't half-terrible and pretty funny, and the performances from the cast are solid.
August 10, 2016
I really enjoyed the chemistry of Micheal B. Jordan, miles Teller, and Zac Efron. I wanted the film to make me laugh more. I wish the film had a bet more clever humor and less sophomoric humor. Overall it's a clichéd and predictable film, with a good acting through out it run time.
½ July 27, 2016
With no clear motivation or direction in mind, "That Awkward Moment" turns out to be more awkward for its audience.

Between three best friends, one is your typical player with commitment issues (Zac Efron), another also sleeps with a lot of girls (Miles Teller), and another struggles with his marital life (Michael B. Jordan). Together, they vow to stick with the single life, but not until each of them realize that it may not be what they want.

The only real reason I had interest in this movie was because of the power trio of Efron, Teller, and Jordan. I actually think that Zac Efron is a very charismatic and talented comedic actor who can actually relay his emotions pretty well. Miles Teller, although part of some questionable films, has always shown that he has a lot of potential ("Whiplash" and "The Spectacular Now"), and Michael B. Jordan has easily made his way into today's cinemas. Although I love each of them in their own way, their talent honestly felt wasted in this movie. Although they did a decent job working together, they just weren't given much to work with and they weren't able to revive a lackluster script. The talent is here in this movie, but the script is just not good enough to let their talents shine.

One thing I need to mention before I forget it is that this movie is very lazy with its screenplay and story telling. First off, it doesn't really feel like there's a story here. There's no real explanation or actual reason as to why all of them decide to embrace the single life "forever", nor is there a clear and more meaningful resolution. Now, I'm not saying I need some life changing message, but it has to feel like their journeys had a purpose. Sadly, by the end of the film, it felt more like a wasted hour and thirty minutes more than anything. I also noticed that the director was so lazy that he often used the same typical shots, same set locations, and boring dialogue to progress the story. The characters are either having sex, walking on the street with coffee, in a club, having sex, walking on the street with coffee, in a club, oh, and talking. There was not much creativeness put into the story which made this movie mundane and forgettable.

The actors did a decent job of bringing to life the humor within the situations, but again, the screenplay was too poor. The comedy worked in a few moments, but nothing really had me louder than a simple chuckle. It also felt like the comedy being told was just inside jokes between the characters in the movie, so it felt more confusing than funny. Most of the scenes also felt short and rushed which really hurt the pacing and comedic timing that the film probably strived for.

There's not much to say about this film. It really is as mundane as a film like this could get, except it possesses some big name actors. Nothing about the screenplay or overall story was interesting enough to hook you, nor was it done with any creativity. In the end, I wasn't beating my brains out, but this film is more forgettable than anything.
Super Reviewer
½ July 22, 2016
Three bros navigate the perils and promise of modern romance. One is freshly separated from his cheating wife; one is a serial ladykiller who meets his match but is too set in his ways to commit; and one gradually catches feelings for his platonic wingwoman. The prior two stories are par for the course, despite Zac Efron and Imogen Poots being rather likable together. None of the moments are that awkward, and some of the jokes are too "in." What's really surprising is the third story, which begets (another KStew doppelganger) Mackenzie Davis's excruciatingly lovely moment as an open mic night chanteuse with her soulful and modern rendition of "After You've Gone," chased by Miles Teller's so-subtle-and-you'll-miss-it look of admiration then dismissal.
½ July 19, 2016
It's not necessarily a great film as there are many plot holes and editing errors. HOWEVER, it is one of my favorite guilty pleasure movies and there are some great scenes.
½ July 4, 2016
I got a lot of laughs out of the movie, more than I expected, which is a good thing, as I had really low expectations for this movie after I saw the reviews. But the reviews are too negative in my opinion. If you know it's a rom-com, you kind of do get an idea what to expect from the movie. And if you're going in with zero expectations, you might think it's really good for a rom-com, just like what I thought.
½ June 6, 2016
Stay away from this one. Absolutely brutal!!
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