That Awkward Moment Review

Yavin

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Misaligned expectations are what get Jason, Daniel and Mikey into the sticky situations they find themselves in in the film; and, ultimately, how much or how little viewers enjoy watching them figure things out is contingent on how much of an exercise in genre tropes they're prepared to sit through. Whether it be the predictable romantic outcomes or its general lack of ambition to really earn its R-rating, That Awkward Moment plays it safe by erring on the side of caution. Once the characters and their situations are established, writer/director Tom Gormican shifts the film to auto-pilot — to follow the standard rom-com flight plan — leaving the actors to keep audiences engaged with their charisma. To give credit where credit is due, the photogenic cast do a good job of doing just that. They have an exuberant and appealing on-screen chemistry that offsets some of the blandness of the overall endeavour — it's just that they sometimes have to paddle against the tide for it to really shine through.
2.5 out of 5.

Here's my full review.
 

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