Zac Efron has long since left his High School Musical days behind and effectively escaped the purgatory of former Disney stars; Michael B. Jordan transitioned from one of the most memorable supporting roles on The Wire to the standout new cast member in the final two seasons of Friday Night Lights, and then to feature film roles in Chronicle and Fruitvale Station (and, hopefully, a role as Johnny Storm in a Fantastic Four reboot); Miles Teller starred in the independent hit The Spectacular Now and had memorable turn in John Cameron Mitchell’s film adaptation of Rabbit Hole. That abundance of young talent is what Tom Gormican’s directorial debut That Awkward Moment has going for it. Ostensibly about three friends who agree to stay single together after one goes through a rough breakup, it threatened to be another sophomoric film along the lines of 21 & Over or Project X. But those three guys have a knack for elevating what could be a tedious proposition, making That Awkward Moment a bit more intriguing than other January releases.
That Awkward Moment opens in Chicago on January 31, but we’ve got passes to an early screening on Tuesday, January 28 at the AMC River East. Just follow this link to Gofobo and enter the code AVCLUB3KHS in order to obtain a pass. Getting a pass does not guarantee a seat to the screening, so plan on showing up early to secure a spot. Read a synopsis and watch the trailer below.
Zac Efron, Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordan star in the R-rated comedy, That Awkward Moment, about three best friends who 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?"
Written and Directed by Tom Gormican, That Awkward Moment co-stars Imogen Poots and Jessica Lucas. Scott Aversano is producing via his Aversano Pictures banner along with Andrew O'Connor, and Justin Nappi and Kevin Turen via the Treehouse Pictures Banner.