After reading some of the reviews posted online, I went into this movie with rather low expectations. That may just be the best way to approach this film because as a result, I actually liked it. This has been described as a “bromance” and it’s accurate. The core of the story is about 3 guys and their friendships with one another. Full of rapid-fire banter, quips galore and a plethora of appalling language, not to mention quite a bit of scatological humor, this might not appeal to a wide audience. I thought there were way too many f-bombs and felt they were included only to secure an R rating. The plot is relatively simple but provides a good insider’s look at how men think about love, sex and friendship. I get that men have a hard time talking about their feelings, so they show their affection for one another by exchanging insults and the script capitalizes on that. Calling this a rom-com buddy movie makes it sound quite banal, but if you pay attention there’s quite a lot of deeper stuff going on. It’s not meant to be groundbreaking avant-garde cinema but neither is it purely fluff. I thought it was wacky, funny, oddly moving, enlightening and enjoyable to watch. There were some truly very awkward moments all throughout the film which were hilarious, and I really liked Jason’s (Zac Efron) narration. Making a romantic comedy designed to appeal to men is risky and the results won’t please everyone, but I’m glad someone took a chance and produced this movie. I found this to be engaging and amusing, upbeat and hopeful and while it isn’t a masterpiece, it did entertain and isn’t that really the whole point? – BETHANY
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Ellie, played by Imogen Poots.
[Insert your favorite snarky Miles Teller quote here]
Mmmmm, Mikey can take his shirt off for me any time! (Michael B. Jordan)
Daniel (Miles Teller). “Yeah, everybody knows you can’t call a girl a hooker. Even hookers hate being called hookers.”
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This might be the picture of the greatest guy in the world. Good-looking, sensitive to bruised feelings plus he brought ice cream and booze. A keeper for sure!
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The official trailer for That Awkward Moment:
And of course, the gag reel:
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Note: Quotes put with pictures that do not necessarily depict the moment in the movie where the line is actually said.