That Awkward Moment is a terribly formulaic and rather lacklustre comedy that subjects the audience to an overused plot, one-dimensional characters and witless, unintelligent jokes. The storyline seems forced for the sake of plot progression filled with boring cliche after cliche. Although the cast is charming, there is little chemistry between Zac Efron and Imogen Poots making their story a bit dull. Overall it is a mediocre film to watch with your buds for the raunchy humour or for your own leisure when you cannot sleep.

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SYNOPSIS: Three best friends find themselves asking the inevitable question in every relationship: where is this going?


Bits I Loved?

  • Charming cast, particularly the three male protagonists. Miles Teller was very funny.

Bits I Hated?

  • It was a very formulaic and incredibly predictable story. No real innovation to the genre using an old, rehashed plot in a modern setting. If the script focused on one character rather than all 3 it may have created a tighter story.
  • The forced story created artificial characters and situations that were incredibly underdeveloped and distant.
  • The jokes were unintelligent, wasting the talent of the cast.
  • Witless, boring dialogue.
  • Lack of chemistry between Zac Efron and Imogen Poots


Is It Good?

That Awkward Moment is a terribly formulaic and rather lacklustre comedy that subjects the audience to an overused plot, one-dimensional characters and witless, unintelligent jokes. The storyline seems forced for the sake of plot progression filled with boring cliche after cliche. Although the cast is charming, there is little chemistry between Zac Efron and Imogen Poots making their story a bit dull. Focusing more on one of the three male characters may have created a stronger and tighter story. That Awkward Moment is essentially the awkward moment version of About Last Night. Overall it is a mediocre film to watch with your buds for the raunchy humour or for your own leisure when you cannot sleep. By no means put any usable available time aside to watch this very predictable and overdone film.

Verdict

1 = Fair 2 = Good 3 = Very Good 4 = Excellent

★★☆☆ – Premise

★☆☆☆ – Story

★★☆☆ – Characters

☆☆☆☆ – Visual Effects

★☆☆☆ – Dialogue

★☆☆☆ – Visuals

★★☆☆ – Soundtrack

★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆  3/10 – Pass

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