That Awkward Moment (2014) Ever watched Sex and the City and thought, "Wouldn't this be better if they were guys?" Probably not. But That Awkward Moment , a new… 2014-01-31 R PT94M Comedy Zac Efron Michael B. Jordan Miles Teller Focus Features
Movie Review

That Awkward Moment (2014)

MPAA Rating: R
THAT AWKWARD MOMENT Zac Efron, Michael B. Jordan, and Miles Teller
THAT AWKWARD MOMENT Zac Efron, Michael B. Jordan, and Miles Teller
EW's GRADE
C+

Details Release Date: Jan 31, 2014; Rated: R; Length: 94 Minutes; Genre: Comedy; With: Zac Efron, Michael B. Jordan and Miles Teller; Distributor: Focus Features

Ever watched Sex and the City and thought, "Wouldn't this be better if they were guys?" Probably not. But That Awkward Moment, a new bromantic comedy, gives us a glimpse at what that would be like — and the result is a decidedly mixed (though well-dressed) bag. The plot centers on three hot-blooded twentysomethings: Studly book cover designer Jason (Zac Efron), his snarky pal Daniel (Miles Teller), and their doctor buddy Mikey (Michael B. Jordan). When Mikey's marriage sours, the friends make a pact to steer clear of relationships despite the throngs of lovely-and-willing young ladies threatening to snag their hearts. Romantic entanglements follow, but the story is just an excuse for a bit of anthropological espionage: a supposed peek at the secret life of the urban American heterosexual male. But on that level, That Awkward Moment underperforms. The movie's ideas about relationships would've felt middle-of-the-road in the '80s, and its big epiphany moments (Guys can fall in love, too!) are shallow enough to make you long for the comparatively profound rom-com oeuvre of Kate Hudson. Luckily, the three lead actors are plenty charismatic — so much so that you wish they weren't stuck in such a conventional, unambitious movie. But sit tight through the end credits and you'll be treated to a few off-the-cuff outtakes of the guys doing things much funnier than anything in the film itself. C+

Originally posted Jan 31, 2014
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