“That Awkward Moment” Movie Review

KATIE PICKRELL

That Awkward Moment“That Awkward Moment,” written and directed by Tom Gormican, was basic and cliché. The movie seemed to be directed towards men, or for that matter boys.

When I showed up to the AMC, my expectations may have been set too high as  Zac Efron has been one of my favorite actors since I was a little kid. The allusion this might have been a good movie was shattered when I walked into the entirely empty theatre. It could have been because the day before Valentine’s nobody plans on going to the movies, or it could have been because the movie was honestly horrible.

Efron, Michael B. Jordan and Miles Teller barely managed to pull off the pitiful screenplay and script. It seems that Gormican didn’t manage to work well as a first time writer-director.

Efron is honestly the epitome of a jerk- he can manage to score any girl he wants, and so he does.  Teller would definitely be Efron’s right hand man as they work together and party the same. Jordan plays the only all-around genuine character of the film.

While the movie was suppose to make it apparent that men have the ability to “fall in love” too, it left them all looking like idiots. Teller is too proud to admit he has a girlfriend and Efron is too concerned with himself to care about anyone else.

Jordan, being the only somewhat nice guy, lacks the confidence to admit he isn’t over his cheating wife.  Throughout the whole movie it’s apparent that he’s struggling to move on.  Obviously, by the end of the film he builds up the courage to officially leave her behind.

Everything about the movie was mediocre. The plot was entirely predictable; in the end, every single one of them ends up with the girl you always knew they would. The music and soundtrack was awful- it consisted of maybe three songs and one awkward, electric beat. Even the filming was less than great.

I was honestly surprised that the actors involved allowed themselves to be a part of this movie. “That Awkward Moment” definitely deserves two thumbs down, don’t waste your time or your money on seeing this movie… ever.

 

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