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Dylan Holloway Reviews: That Awkward Moment

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My name is Dylan Holloway and this is my review for That Awkward Moment.

That Awkward Moment thinks that it has something completely original with three male leads, but in the end that could be the only thing that is original in this film. Instead of seeing women complaining about how poorly their love life is, we get to see three men do it for an hour and a half. Good enough? I don't think so. It started off interesting and seemed very fresh with great comedic moments, and truly great dialogue between the three leads. Michael B. Jordan, Zac Efron, and Miles Teller all were entertaining, and the first half of the film seemed very promising, until it just went back to the basic romantic comedy playbook, falling just short of being something fresh and new. First time writer, director Tom Gormican made great strides but just failed to deliver with That Awkward Moment.

The film picks up with recently separated Mikey (Michael B. Jordan) trying to find a way to get out of the rut that he is in with a little help from his two best friends Daniel (Miles Teller) and Jason (Zac Efron). They make a pact that none of them will get into a relationship so that the three of them can all be single at the same time. The soon very predictable problem arises when all three of them start seeing someone that they have strong feelings for. There are several funny moments that are placed throughout the film, including gimmicks with a Viagra pill and self-tanning lotion coming into play. The very promising beginning falls into the same rut that most other romantic comedies fall into, making this film just average.

Hilarious performances, but a very lackluster script brings the film down. I give this film a C+. I'm Dylan Holloway, and you can get all of my reviews at www.nebraska.tv

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