by Casey Lewis
Courtesy of Focus Features
The wisely titled bromantic-comedy That Awkward Moment is full of 'em. Meaning? It's guaranteed to make you laugh, but you're also gonna cringe out loud and cover your eyes throughout.
(And if you make the mistake of going with your parents, the awkward moments won't only be happening on-screen-the movie's about three freewheeling dudes living alone in the big city with few responsibilities and even less common sense, so the humor is on the same level as the boys in your P.E. class who are always making wisecracks under their breath. So maybe leave Mom and Dad at home for this one?)
But it's awesome to see Zac Efron on the big screen again, and the whole movie's well worth the price of admission. Here's why you should shell out the cash this weekend:
Miles Teller simply could not be funnier/cooler/insert enthusiastically complimentary adjective here.
We've never been shy about our love for Miles. He first made a name for himself as the party-boy-turned-sensitive soul in The Spectacular Now, and just last week, basically won Sundance (OK, so, he didn't technically win anything, but his movie took home the biggest prize of the whole darn festival). His scenes are some of the most straight-up awkward ones of the bunch (see it and you'll know what we mean), but his charm knows no bounds.
The dudes' love interests are the kinds of girls you want to be BFF with.
In fact, they could probably pass for your IRL BFFs, because they're all smart and rad, well-dressed and down-to-earth. Played by Imogen Poots and Mackenzie Davis, the two leading ladies are both major up-and-comers you're juuuuust about to see everywhere, and they really hold their own against the movie's bro-ier-than-thou boys.
One of the best supporting characters is New York City.
If you dream about the day you can pack your bags and move to the Big Apple (or are already lucky enough to be here), you'll swoon over all the city scenes. There are a bunch of scenes in bustling SoHo and the always-picturesque Gramercy Park, plus a few stunning Brooklyn Bridge shots you'll want to pause, print out, and post on your wall.
It'll make you question everything you know about relationships.
And guys. And dating. But mostly relationships. Don't forget this screenplay was written by a dude, directed by a dude, and produced by a bunch of dudes (including Zac!), so don't take it personally.
Zac Efron. Period.
It's been a looooooong time since Zac's been on the big screen. At this point any excuse to see him in a theater is an excuse worth taking advantage of, but he plays the role of overly-self-assured alpha-male (and occasionally endearing) bro so convincingly, you'll almost swear he's an overly-self-assured alpha-male (and occasionally endearing) bro IRL. Almost.
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