This movie is all about that awkward moment when you have to define a relationship, or move on.
It manages to hit a sweet spot between the “boys will be boys” and “extreme rom-com” genres.
The 3 main characters are all guys, but there’s definitely no shortage of interesting, complex and likeable female characters — so much so that some would call this an ensemble instead.
One thing that really confused the crap out of me was that this movie had a decent start, a weak middle portion, and a fairly good finish. I nodded off a few times, but it finished strong, in a way that was well-linked to the opening. The climax was littered with some emotion, humour and drama in a complex way that brought everything together and drove every point home.
The one intense emotional moment that every film has is quite well executed in ‘That Awkward Moment‘; in fact it’s not that awkward at all. Although some have said it was just a little bit too much for a movie that starts out (and continues) with so much humour, which is kind of awkward. You decide.
A nice film to watch on date night or with a bunch of friends. Or even all on your own with a bottle of whiskey and/or a tub of ice-cream.
Notable performance: I’m not a big fan of his, but Zac Efron was pretty decent in this one, so I’m just going to call a spade a spade here.
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