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STAR RATINGS EXPLAINED
Unmissable 5 Stars
Excellent 4 Stars
Good 3 Stars
Poor 2 Stars
Tragic 1 Star

FILM DETAILS
Certificate
15
Cast
Zac Efron
Imogen Poots
Miles Teller.
Directors
Tom Gormican.
Screenwriters
Tom Gormican.
Running Time
94 minutes

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That Awkward Moment
Zac Efron's dude club


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Plot
Three pals - Zac Efron, Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordan - find solidarity in their collective romantic misfortunes until Imogen Poots pops up and the cat is placed very firmly among the pigeons.


Review
That Awkward Moment

Three male friends make a pact to stay single in this New York-set rom-com. You guessed it: in walks the girl of our hero’s dreams. Thankfully, said hero is Efron, who puts in an appealing performance as the conflicted player who shares plenty of chemistry with sparky love interest Poots. Mates Teller and Jordan offer a few laddish laughs while repeatedly punching above their dating weight. It’s predictable and troubled by continuity errors, but as undemanding romantic comedies go, it’s a pleasant enough watch with a heartfelt script from debut writer-director Tom Gormican.


Verdict
With two stars in the ascendant in Jordan and Teller and another, Efron, already commanding an army's worth of adulation, this a cast that should prove catnip for its target demographic. The film itself offers cheery, lightweight fun without taking itself too seriously.


Reviewed by Anna Smith

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Solid script work means this is worth a watch.

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Posted by TroyPutland at 13:56, 16 October 2014 | Report This Post


Who knew Efron was not so bad

it was surprisingly Good. I know that may seem unbelievable but Zac Efron was not too bad. He was not on par with his co-stars as a fantastic comedic performance by Miles Teller really made the film rather funny at times. Also up and coming Michael B. Jordan was in good form pulling out a strong performance. This film for me reaches out to the men of this world rather then the women in my view as its actually about men in their twenties realising that you cant sleep around forever, and we all ha... More

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Posted by R.A Roe at 23:55, 14 February 2014 | Report This Post


I believe i saw this film so others wouldn't have to.Awful.Truly awful. Comes across as friends whinging about first world problems.On the plus side lovely to have a few exterior scenes in New York.Still, you could do that on google maps. ... More

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Posted by jezy at 09:49, 03 February 2014 | Report This Post


Nahh

ok, it has a couple of decent laughs. But if you think about it for a moment, it's not good at all. It's horribly old-fashioned (oh look, they're young guys who like to shag about and fear commitment - yep, seriously, it's the 15-year old plot from Friends). It's cliched and very predictable (the revelation that follows the phone call, and the ending, you'll see them both coming). Also, it's all very unbelievable (seriously, what world do these three guys live in where one of them will just ... More

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Posted by tysmuse at 00:32, 30 January 2014 | Report This Post


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