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THAT AWKWARD MOMENT Zac Efron Imogen Poots

It’s not entirely clear what decade “That Awkward Moment” is supposed to originate from. Its synth-based score is pulled from the 1980s, its blind adulation of New York City emerges from the 1990s, and its treatment of women seems dated around the 1950s. Struggling to execute a brohiem comedy in a hopefully enlightened age, writer/director Tom Gormican makes a mess out of the game of love. When “That Awkward Moment” isn’t funny, it’s painfully confused, attempting to celebrate louts as lovable, while female characters are disposable, treated as mere decoration in this allegedly romantic comedy. Read the rest at Blu-ray.com

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