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That Awkward Moment
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That Awkward Moment

Director: Tom Gormican,

Cast: Tom Gormican, Zac Efron, Michael B. Jordan, Miles Teller

 

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Flings turn serious for three bachelors who swore to stay single in support of a heartbroken pal. Now the harder each of them try to cover up their commitments, the more complicated their love lives become. Zac Efron, Michael B. Jordan, Miles Teller, and

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Flings turn serious for three bachelors who swore to stay single in support of a heartbroken pal. Now the harder each of them try to cover up their commitments, the more complicated their love lives become. Zac Efron, Michael B. Jordan, Miles Teller, and Imogen Poots star.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Perry Seibert
A rom com with training wheels, writer/director Tom Gormican's That Awkward Moment is a featherweight story of twentysomething guys afraid to commit to the ideal woman, even when she's right in front of them. You get the sense that Gormican wishes his movie could be the male-centric version of Lena Dunham's universe; it's surprising he didn't title it "Boys." The story follows three guy friends in their twenties who have sworn off getting serious with women in order to keep their bromance front and center. This pact comes about after Mikey (Michael B. Jordan), a doctor, is left by his wife Vera (Jessica Lucas), prompting his best buds since college, Jason (Zac Efron) and Daniel (Miles Teller), to take him out for a night of drinking and picking up chicks. However, soon after their declaration of eternal bachelorhood, all three men start getting closer to various women, and decide to hide that secret from each other. Mikey rekindles things with his soon-to-be ex, showing her a spontaneous side of himself he'd kept hidden during his years of medical training. Jason falls for an author named Ellie (Imogen Poots), who is the first to bridge the emotional gap he maintains with the roster of women he sleeps with. The most interesting story line belongs to Daniel, who finds himself getting serious with Chelsea (Mackenzie Davis), a female friend of the trio who goes out with them and often acts as a wingman (wingwoman? wingperson?) for the motormouthed Daniel -- a favor he frequently returns. If there's an overriding fault in That Awkward Moment, it's that Gormican does nothing to change up how his characters speak. All three friends are equally capable of witty one-liners, and even the female characters say things that sound like they came from the mind of a male writer. He shows off a talent for comedy, though, and the actors run with it. Teller, a natural goofball who comes across like the love child of Vince Vaughn and John Cusack, is often amusing. Efron almost looks like an adult for the first time in his career, and Jordan maintains his dignity even when his character's junk turns orange -- something we don't see, but get to hear about a whole lot. The movie's predictability doesn't derail its light charms, at least not until the plot makes a fatal tonal error when Jason has to decide if attending the funeral for Ellie's dad would mean he's making too much of a commitment to her. That's the premise of a Curb Your Enthusiasm episode, not a breezy guy-centric rom com, and here it's played straight. Although That Awkward Moment is the first feature from Gormican, the opening informs us that it is "a film by" him. Since he has no track record, that's a designation that means practically nothing, and by the time the closing credits roll -- joined by the obligatory blooper reel -- the movie turns out to be so pedestrian that it's still not clear exactly what makes a Tom Gormican film anything special.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/13/2014
UPC:
0043396441118
Original Release:
2014
Rating:
R
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:34:00
Sales rank:
20,935

Special Features

Threesome: more awkward moments; Meet the characters featurettes

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Zac Efron Jason
Michael B. Jordan Mikey
Miles Teller Daniel
Imogen Poots Ellie
Mackenzie Davis Chelsea
Jessica Lucas Vera
Addison Timlin Alana
Josh Pais Fred
Evelina Turen Sophie
Karen Ludwig Mrs. Rose
Tina Benko Ellie's Mom
Joseph Adams Ellie's Dad
Lola Glaudini Female Boss (Sharon)
John Rothman Chelsea's Father
Barbara Garrick Chelsea's Mother
Raul Casso Attractive Guy (Diego)
Kate Simses Glasses
Tom Gormican Waiter
Emily Meade Christy
Alysia Reiner Amanda Silverman
Yuval Boim Israeli Guy
Dan Bittner Preppy Guy
Reif Larsen Famous Author
Chris Grace Deli Owner
Victor Slezak Older Gentleman
Justin Nappi Random Guy
Tom Riis Farrell Male Executive
Julia Morrison Beautiful Girl
Amanda A. Lederer NYU Girl

Technical Credits
Tom Gormican Director,Screenwriter
Scott Aversano Producer
Jason Barrett Executive Producer
Juliet Berman Associate Producer
Anna Bingemann Costumes/Costume Designer
Darren Blumenthal Executive Producer
Lia Buman Executive Producer
Zac Efron Executive Producer
Andrew Fierberg Co-producer
John Friedberg Executive Producer
Manu Gargi Executive Producer
Trevor Gates Sound/Sound Designer
James Gibb Executive Producer
Jack Hutson Sound Mixer
Laura Katz Musical Direction/Supervision
Scott Lazar Asst. Director
Ray Marshall Co-producer
Jeanne McCarthy Casting
Justin Nappi Producer
Andrew O'Connor Producer
Shawn Paper Editor
Peter Schlessel Executive Producer
Susan Shopmaker Casting
Michael Simkin Executive Producer
Ryan Thurbon Associate Producer
Greg Tillman Editor
Ethan Tobman Production Designer
David Torn Score Composer
Brandon Trost Cinematographer
Kevin Turen Producer
Jonathan Wales Sound Mixer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- That Awkward Moment
1. Chapter 1 [5:35]
2. Chapter 2 [6:05]
3. Chapter 3 [5:34]
4. Chapter 4 [6:00]
5. Chapter 5 [6:48]
6. Chapter 6 [6:26]
7. Chapter 7 [5:44]
8. Chapter 8 [7:05]
9. Chapter 9 [3:28]
10. Chapter 10 [3:03]
11. Chapter 11 [6:39]
12. Chapter 12 [4:03]
13. Chapter 13 [3:16]
14. Chapter 14 [6:05]
15. Chapter 15 [6:55]
16. Chapter 16 [5:29]
17. Chapter 17 [6:01]

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