Jason (Zac Efron) has just been dumped by a girl who he didn’t realise he was in a relationship with, Mikey’s (Michael B. Jordon) wife has just asked for a divorce and Daniel (Miles Teller) is single. With all of them ‘uncoupled’, the boys embrace the freedom until their past begins to creep back up on them again. Through comical scenes and twisted messages, the trio may find themselves in some sticky situations.
Besides from the obvious attraction that is Zac Efron, this film is full of brilliantly timed comedy, with some very catchy punchlines. But don’t be fooled, this film won’t be for everyone. If you’re having a girly night in then this film will be enjoyable; but if you’re being forced to watch this with your other half, you may laugh at some scenes but feel ‘unentertained’ for the most part.
Some people may consider this to be a lame attempt at creating a Sex and the City film for men, but I think the producers will be surprised to find that their audience will predominantly be people who hope to see Zac Efron topless.
However, we do commend the plot on including real-life relationship problems that have become so common in today’s society. It gives the audience a chance to laugh at their own mistakes or just feel offended. Either way, the comedy in this film does lighten the mood immensely. We suggest not taking this film seriously at all costs.
Zac Efron (High School Musical, 17 Again and The Lucky One) plays the laid-back Jason, who was casually ‘seeing’ a girl until he’s hit with the bombshell of being dumped. If playing a male who has the ultimate phobia of commitment, he definitely hit the nail on the head. However, his supporting actors, Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordon, carry him through the comedy. To put it bluntly, Zac Efron just isn’t funny, but he certainly offers the right appeal to certain audiences.
If you’re looking to watch an easy film, with funny moments and eye candy, then That Awkward Moment is definitely recommendable.