THAT AWKWARD MOMENT

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THE PLOT THUS FAR

Every relationship has that “so” moment. For a guy like Jason (Zac Efron), that’s where things always end. He’s firmly committed to non-commitment. When the marriage of his friend Mikey (Michael B. Jordan) falls apart, Jason takes it as proof that the single life is for the better. To get Mikey back in the game, Jason enlists him and drinking buddy Daniel (Miles Teller) to take a shared vow: together, they’ll stay single as long as humanly possible. Then along comes Ellie (Imogen Poots), the unpredictable, unforgettable one-night hook-up who changes all the rules. Despite all his instincts, Jason just can’t let her go… and his status is about to get very complicated.

WHAT WE THOUGHT

“That Awkward Moment” is a film about how guys have it as rough as girls in a relationship. Three guys who refuse to find a backbone decide to share an apartment and work through what went wrong. They want to be more than boyfriends, but they don’t want to stop partying. This leads to some interesting hi-jinks involving the women in their life. Did I mention that the black guy is going to be the new Human Torch? Are you still interested?

There was something about this movie that made me cringe during the theatrical release. I hated how it felt that it needed to emasculate a movie into a crossover parcel that could find women to enjoy a movie about men. The lack of realism and the need to keep mining arrested development continues to doom the American Romantic Comedy in a way that it might not ever recover. But, the ladies don’t care. Just as long as you can slap a Pitbull song the trailer and make Kate Upton look dumb, then Gloria Steinem’s dream has been realized!

The Blu-Ray comes with featurettes, gag reel and trailers as the special features. The DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track was pretty dynamic for just a ton of dialogue. The back channel even got some ambient action. The 1080p transfer was pretty standard. Ultimately, I’d recommend a purchase to the curious.

RELEASE DATE: 05/13/2014

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