Over the weekend my boyfriend and I went to see the newest Zac Efron movie romantic comedy to hit the big screen. I’d heard varying reviews regarding That Awkward Moment featuring Zac Efron, Miles Teller, and Michael B. Jordan but decided to give it a shot (plus I had movie passes so if I hated it, it wouldn’t be a total loss). IMDB describes the film as follows; “Three best friends find themselves where we’ve all been – at that confusing moment in every dating relationship when you have to decide “So…where is this going?”” There was another post on IMDB naming the movie the male version of Sex and the City and I couldn’t agree more. As an avid watcher of SATC (Sex and the City) I found quite a few similarities between the two, except maybe that these twenty something year old guys are just a bit younger and sometimes a bit more immature.
There were several funny moments in the film, but there were also a few forced moments where I found myself confused on whether I should laugh or not. Let’s face it, SATC can sometimes be the same way. The ladies of SATC are very different, so are the boys in That Awkward Moment. Jason played by Zac Efron would have to be the Samantha Jones of the film. He only gets involved with women for pleasure, and has a “roster” he adds women to every few weeks. I don’t want to give away many spoilers but Jason has one of the more complicated journeys through the film and the ending really does come full circle for him. Daniel, played by Miles Teller is a mix between Carrie and Samantha. He has a bit of a sensitive side, but also suggests using a coupon to purchase a hooker. You do the math. And lastly, Mikey is played by Michael B. Jordan and he is definitely a Charlotte. He married the only girl he loved, and can’t get her off his mind. But like Charlotte, sometimes the first marriage just doesn’t work out. He also has a bit of Miranda mixed in since he can’t stop eating ice cream, if you’re an avid SATC watcher you’ll remember when Miranda was obsessed with cake and eventually had to throw a cake away and pour dish soap on it to stop herself from inhaling the whole thing. Awkward…
This is for sure the male version of SATC and like every twenty something woman (and every woman ever) who watched SATC all twenty something year old men should watch this film. There are a few crude parts, but also many moments that young men could really learn from. It’s honestly the perfect movie for date night. Your boyfriend can learn a thing or two about how to treat women, and you can stare at some cute men for a few hours (besides the one sitting next to you of course).
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