DVD Review: That Awkward Moment

Written and directed by Tom Gormican and serving as his directorial debut, That Awkward Moment is about three best friends – Jason (Zac Efron), Daniel (Miles Teller) and Mikey (Michael B. Jordan) – who find themselves all to often in that confusingly awkward moment when you’re forced to decide “So… where is this going?” Jason has just been dumped, even though he didn’t even realise they were going out, Mikey’s wife has Vera (Jessica Lucas) just asked him for a divorce, and perpetually single Daniel is… well, single. In a bid to stay single together, will these three young philanderers be able to resist the temptations of romantic entanglements and cope with their realisations of growing up?

When you see that Zac Efron is leading a comedy, it’s only normal to be filled with doubt. Even as a somewhat fan of the High School Musical actor, you’d be a fool to expect anything more than a few boob jokes and many of them awkward moments that we’ve been promised. But whilst there was very little I found ‘awkward’ about these boys’ situations, there was more to That Awkward Moment than the odd “that’s what she said” innuendo. It’s still only your typical three-star comedy, but there are some decent relationships explored, some surprisingly likeable characters with an emotional range beyond sarcasm, and more of a story than, to put it bluntly, three guys shagging around.

That Awkward Moment is set to be released on 2nd June.

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