That Awkward Moment: Blu-ray Review











The Movie:

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.

There are times that you watch a movie and get taken aback by it. This film did just that but in the best possible way. The best way that I can describe this film is a comedy that slowly morphs into a romantic comedy with dramatic undertones. Sounds kind of crazy right? The film delves deep into relationships and growing as a person because of them as well as in spite of them. It really was unexpected but this cast did a great job at balancing the line between laughs and actually giving a great heartfelt story. Efron showed that he actually is developing and growing as an actor. I wasn’t exactly a fan of his before but I think he may have changed my mind. One of the final scenes in the final between Ellie and Jason was emotional and was what pushed me over the edge and got me on Efron’s side. Teller is an actor that is a new favorite of mine. He’s the perfect example of being really funny yet doing it in a way that he can still express an emotion or continue to tell a semi-serious story without looking silly. His character was similar to the way Jason was in the film but Daniel used a lot of random humor to pick up women made for some laugh out loud moments. Jordan has shown that he can do ANYTHING at all and excel. I liked his character a lot because of his viewpoint and the way he was at the tail end of a marriage which gave the film a different perspective. We got the single guys view on relationships and now there’s a “just recently separated” view on things. Poots is such a sweetheart in this film and has such great chemistry with Efron. She has this sarcastic humor that I liked a lot and made you care for her character. This is a definite recommendation to you all. It has everything you look for in a film and men and women alike will dig it.

Special Features:

Threesome: More Awkward Moments – The stars talk a bit about their experiences while making the film.

Meet The Characters Featurettes – A few profiles that give you some insight on the characters and who they are.

Moment Of Truth: Behind The Scenes – Writer/Director Tom Gormican talks a bit about his inspiration for the film and the cast talks about each of their respective characters.

Extended Gag Reel – These are the features I live for. With each of the stars being so good at comedy you know right away you are going to be seeing some really funny flubs.

That Awkward Moment is available May 13th on Blu-ray and DVD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


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