REVIEW: THAT AWKWARD MOMENT
OVERVIEW: Three of Hollywood’s hottest stars headline the uproarious comedy THAT AWKWARD MOMENT, available on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital on May 13 from
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Zac Efron (The Lucky One), Miles Teller (upcoming Fantastic Four) and Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale Station) star as three 20-something friends navigating the tricky terrain of modern-day romance with both hilarious and hilariously awkward results.
THAT AWKWARD MOMENT arrives on Blu-ray and DVD with four “Character Profiles,” as well as an all-new featurette, “Threesome: More Awkward Moments,” starring Zac Efron, Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordan, as they dish about their experiences making the film. The Blu-ray comes with an exclusive, never-before-seen extended gag reel, along with the all-new “Moment of Truth: Behind the Scenes,” featuring writer/director Tom Gormican on his inspiration for the film and the process of bringing it to the screen.
SYNOPSIS: Zac Efron, Miles Teller an Michael B. Jordan star in the R-rated comedy, THAT AWKWARD MOMENT, about three best friends who find themselves where we’ve all been- at that confusing “moment” in every dating relationship when you have to decide “So…where is this going?”
FILM REVIEW: In his directorial debut and first film, writer-director TomGormican attempts this chick-flick style
Brom-Com (Bromantic Comedy) from the male point of
view. However, unlike other films of its kind, such as The Brothers (2001), “That Awkward Moment” unfolds more like college roommate camaraderie, rather than working professionals with big egos and big paychecks.
Though this flick is fairly predictable, it’s not a complete disappointment. In fact, I think it would be quite satisfying for a lover of methodic rom-coms (romantic-comedies). The overall plot kinda’ works, with the moment-to-moment jokes being rather amusing despite many of the jokes spewing out like rapid fire. This results in to having to pay real close attention to the heavy dialog. It consists of those types of punch lines, that if you missed the opener,
there's another one right around the corner that might land. And, surprisingly enough (considering both the subject matter and the tone), most of the jokes
aren't sexist one-sided cheap-shots.
Most of the leads bounce off each other quite well and are believably funny, so
there's a good chance that will carry the movie for you. That being said, it’s a bit difficult to escape the underlying emptiness that seeps into everyscene with the lead character “Jason”
(Zac Efron, High School Musical, I, II, III) and his love interest “Ellie”, played by Imogen Gay
Poots (28 Weeks Later, 2007). In my humble opinion, the producers of this film should have placed Canadian actress Mackenzie Davis, in to the “Ellie” role, instead of
Poots. Davis plays a lesser role as one of the love interests of the guys in, in the circle of
friends. Surprisingly, each emerging actress possesses a refreshing charm and on-screen easiness, with the exception of
Poot, whom certainly did not fit any role inthis flick. Davis’ grace and allure should have been identified as lead-role quality, though; she
wasn’t completely believable as a romantic match for the Miles
Teller’s [Project X, 2012] “Daniel” character. Nevertheless, she certainly has the qualities to make her the one to watch.
Make no mistake though, there are flashes of brilliance, but
they're hindered in a precipitation of
unapologetic, arrogant, off-putting boyishness throughout the 94 minute run time. And with much of the soundtrack consisting of 1980s pop-rock that would make Duran Duran proud, the tunes are the only potential cult classic trait here. It’s not the type of movie for the theater viewing, but more like a DVD rental with a bunch of friends getting together. Three stars is good for this latest effort though it is certainly not a must see!
By Movi-Man Stan
The film is
presented in widescreen in a 2.40:1 aspect ration preserving its
theatrical format. The picture is just flawless. Not only the
picture looks great in this release, also the sound it is good,
a 5.1 Dolby Digital in English that provides a good complement
to the picture. It also includes English,
and Spanish subtitles.
Widescreen (2.40:1) 16x9
DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1/DVS Dolby Digital 2.0
Subtitles - English
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Extended Gag Reel
Moment of Truth: Behind the Scenes
– Writer/director Tom Gormican talks about his inspiration for the film and the process of bringing it to the screen, plus the film’s cast discusses their characters and life on set.
Threesome: More Awkward Moments
– Sit down with the three stars of the film, Zac Efron, Miles Teller, & Michael B. Jordan, as they dish about their experiences making the film.
Four Previously Released Character Profiles
Meet Daniel – Miles Teller talks about his character, Daniel
Meet Ellie – Imogen Poots talks about her character, Ellie
Meet Jason – Zac Efron talks about his character, Jason
Meet Mikey – Michael B. Jordan talks about his character, Mikey