“That Awkward Moment“
Release Date: Friday January 31st, 2014
Run Time: 94 Minutes
MPAA Rating: Rated R for sexual content and language throughout.
Cast: Zac Efron, Michael B. Jordan, Miles Teller
Twenty-somethings in search of a raunchy comedy to heat things up during this cold weather take note: “That Awkward Moment”, starring Zac Efron, opened in theaters this weekend. In a world endless chick-flicks,That Awkard Moments” offers a refreshing change of pace. The film follows the friendships of three single guys living the the Big Apple. After Mike ( Michael B. Jordan) discovers his wife is no longer in love with him, his friends Jason (Zac Efron) and Daniel (Miles Teller) vow to stay single and enjoy life together. But, as they say, “Life is what happens when you’re busy making plans.
The first part of the films is what one would expect to see if “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” and some of the jokes from “The 40 Year Old Virgin” had a drunken one night stand and birthed a baby several years later. In other words, it’s got some enjoyable, genuinely funny moments. That would have been enough had it sustained that momentum through the entire film. The latter half of the movie took a more serious, less funny approach which is, perhaps, where the movie got its title. It certainly was “awkward”. The main issue with this movie isn’t that the third act tried too hard to wrap things up, but rather that it felt like there were two movies. You’ll laugh, you may cry (assuming you cry at mildly emotional moments during movie), and you’ll undoubtedly leave the moving things, “well, that really is awkward”.
Overall, on The It’s An Ordinary Blog scale of one to ten where one is the worst, five is the best and ten is the worst again, I give “That Awkward Moment” a 8.73628 with an emoticon based sub ranking of “hmm…well, okay then.”
iFamilyKC staffer Holli Ann also writes a lifestyle and parenting blog. You can connect with Holli through the It’s An Ordinary Blog Facebook page, through Twitter, or by email at Holli@iFamilyKC.com.