Their hapless effort is ‘Awkward’

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That Awkward Moment

To its credit, Tom Gormican’s “That Awkward Moment” does invert one of Hollywood’s more tiresome clichés – the one where the distraught woman consoles herself by eating a pint of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. In this movie, it’s the guy who does that. Cinema doesn’t get much more groundbreaking.

The unfortunate ice cream-eating male is Mikey (Michael B. Jordan), a doctor whose wife, a college sweetheart, has confessed to cheating on him. His freewheeling buddies Jason (Zac Efron) and Daniel (Miles Teller) see this as an opportunity to reunite the old night-prowling, love-them-and-leave wolf pack. They make a pact that none of them will ever get in a relationship again.

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