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BWW Review Roundup: Zac Efron Stars in THAT AWKWARD MOMENT
Zac Efron, Miles Teller and 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?"
Written and Directed by Tom Gormican, That Awkward Moment co-stars Imogen Poots and Jessica Lucas. Scott Aversano is producing via his Aversano Pictures banner along with Andrew O'Connor, and Justin Nappi and Kevin Turen via the Treehouse Pictures Banner. The film is executive produced by Manu Gargi, Zac Efron, Jason Barrett, Michael Simkin, John Friedberg, and Peter Schlessel and Lia Buman.
The film opened in theaters nationwide today, January 31, 2014. Let's see what the critics had to say:
Stephen Holden, The New York Times: Written and directed by Tom Gormican, "That Awkward Moment"desperately tries to outdo forerunners like the "Hangover" movies in gross-out humor. But the longest-running joke, about residual bathroom stink, is poorly executed, and a sight gag stolen from "Boogie Nights" and involving a sex toy, is as limp as a dangling prosthesis.
Scott Foundas, Variety: "Teens and twentysomethings who possess even less life experience and emotional maturity than these characters may find profundity in some of this. All others need not apply"
Claudia Puig, USA Today: "While it has the requisite amounts of comedy and romance, it's actually more of a buddy movie. Think Sex and the City, bro-style... It's a Valentine's Day date movie that guys won't mind seeing, and women will find amusing enough and easy on the eyes."