Friday, February 07, 2014

That Awkward Moment - Teenage Movie Review

Who's in it? 


What's it about?

After Mikey's wife reveals she's been cheating on him with her lawyer leading to their divorce, he makes a deal/bet with his friends to stay out of relationships and build 'rosters'.

Ridiculous photoshopping!

Any Good?

This movie is a weird one, there's no doubt it's an awful film but it's for some reason watchable with all its sexism, terrible acting and unfunny jokes. That Awkward Moment just doesn't know what it is, one moment it's a 'guys' comedy and the next a romantic love story. Out of so many unfinished plots, the worst offender had to be FORGETTING THE DAMN SETUP OF THE FILM

I never ever do spoilers, but it's necessary just to explain this ridiculous slip-up by the film makers. Inexplicably, out of nowhere, just a little into the movie Mikey starts sleeping with his wife again, as if forgetting aaaall about the fact she CHEATED ON HIM AND DIVORCED HIM FOR ANOTHER MAN until the end of the movie when he finds his wife's lover's coat in her closet while making thanksgiving dinner in her apartment. I mean, I understand some movies leaving a plot to be tied up later, but the whole setup of the film? You can't be serious.

The jokes were tasteless (I love Bill Burr and like some of Jim Jefferies' work, so you know it's bad if I find them tasteless)and just plain awkward. The acting was stiff and wooden even from Michael B. Jordan and a lot of the movie just... happens with no good reason except for filler and none of it fits together. This isn't even a 'college movie' like The Wolf of Wall Street was, it seemed like it was made for 8 year olds until someone slapped some curses and sex on to bump it up to 15s.

This film is a mess, but for some reason it was viewable to some degree, not enjoyable, just viewable. No way in hell it's worth the price of a ticket into the cinema, or even to rent it. I'd wait until it's on Netflix or somewhere else on the Internet instead of wasting money on it.


The (sigh..) Eldest Gorgebag

1 comment:

Eleanorjane said...

Wow, that's a damming review! I was looking for something to see at the movies tonight and looked this one up on Rotten Tomatoes - it's got very bad reviews so that's a no go for me!