While the pacing is jarring and the plot packs plenty of holes, That Awkward Moment provides great bouts of laughter with an entertaining storyline focused on how men fear commitment. Jason (Zac Efron), Mikey (Michael B. Jordan) and Daniel (Miles Teller) are three friends in their 20’s living in New York City. Jason and Daniel design book covers and entertain a constant stream of women to keep them from settling down with a girlfriend (they call this rotation their “roster”) . In contrast, Mikey is a married doctor. The movie begins with Mikey discovering that his wife has been sleeping with someone else and wants a divorce. Mikey is heartbroken but wants to make his relationship with his wife work. Jason and Daniel decide to cheer Mikey up with a pact in which all of them will “avoid dating and spend awesome bro-time together for as long as possible.”
Naturally, they’re all soon secretly struggling with this pact. Jason soon meets Ellie (Imogen Poots), an endearing and witty book lover, in a bar. Daniel begins a relationship with his friend Chelsea (Mackenzie Davis), who for the former part of the movie plays his wingman. Mikey attempts to put the spontaneity back in his relationship with his wife to prevent their divorce. While each in the trio find themselves falling in love, they each use the pact as a reason not to share their feelings with each other.
That Awkward Moment is all about the point every guy faces when he asks himself if this is the right time to let go of his old lifestyle and enter a relationship. The pact symbolizes this feeling of commitment-phobia these men face and addresses how each approach newfound feelings. That Awkward Moment is a movie that you can watch with your friends or as a couple, and it succeeds at balancing comedy and romance to delivers a humorous experience that may surpass your expectations.