Jason, Daniel, and Mickey are three best friends living in New York City. Being twenty-somethings, much of their time is spent at bars where they attempt to pick up woman in an effort to get laid. When Jason, the biggest womanizer of the group, meets Ellie, his viewpoint on relationships and love in general come under question. Tom Gormican's That Awkward Moment is a generic cliche ridden story that we've all seen done a million times. I'm getting really tired of these types of movies portraying this womanizing behavior as the norm among twenty-something males with The Awkward Moment diving headfirst into these outdated gender roles. All of these types of films treat the idea of love and lust as a clear-cut, black and white issue instead of actually examining the fine line that is all the more common. All of that being said, the reason I couldn't enjoy That Awkward Moment at all was it just isn't very funny. A lot of the humor is forced and uneven, relying far too heavily on the charming talents of Michael B Jordan and Miles Teller to help mask a below average script that brings nothing new to the table. All of the characters outside of the three leads are paper thin, with no depth or dimensionality, simply being written in to help serve the intent of the story. That Awkward Moment is an instantly forgettable film that by and large wastes its talented young cast.
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