THAT AWKWARD MOMENT (VVS, 2014) D: Tom Gormican, w/ Zac Efron, Imogen Poots. Rating: NNN; Blu-ray package: NN Rating: NNN
For the first 40 minutes, That Awkward Moment bubbles along on fast banter among buddies and the girls they pick up in bars. Everybody's a happy 20-something. The guys are fundamentally dick-centric jerks who want no-strings sex. The girls want relationships, but they know how to play the game. Everybody's superficially charming, moderately witty and faux heartless. Pure froth.
Then the tissue-thin plot kicks in, and the airy tone deflates a little. One of the three buddies - Zac Efron, Michael B. Jordan and Miles Teller - gets dumped, so they make a pact: they'll stay bachelors forever and avoid relationships completely in favour of regular hookup partners. So of course each gets a girlfriend and has to conceal it from the others.
Efron pairs with Imogen Poots, Jordan with Jessica Lucas and Teller with Mackenzie Davis. As buddies or couples, the whole lot of them are thoroughly charming until the boy-loses-girl part begins and everybody turns to mush.
The extras won't tell you much, but they're about as funny as the movie.
EXTRAS Making-of doc, Efron, Jordan, Teller interview, gag reel, promo spots. English, French audio and subtitles.