Friday, February 14, 2014
That Awkward Moment
I have mixed feelings about this movie. I've been putting off reviewing it all week. Lets say, its a modern romance. Although, as modern romance goes these days, one might wonder if it were romantic at all.
You've got 3 guys in their late 20's who are still friends from high school living in New York City. Amazing huh? I mean, what a great combination? But out of the three, only one has made a commitment to someone, for a very long time. Michael B. Jordan's character is married and a doctor. While Teller and Efron's characters are book cover designers at a publishing how. Wow..I mean, do jobs like that really exist these days?
Anyway, they meet at bars, they have a roster of hookups. Teller even has a wing girl played by the wonderful Mackenzie Davis who just might be this year's IT GIRL. Along side, another IT GIRL Imogene Poots who just might steal Efron's Jason's heart.
Zac Efron is the executive producer of this film. And he's been rather risky. The film really isn't funny, but still there is character development. Although, a part of me is beginning to think Miles Teller is being typecast these days. He is a remarkable actor that you'll never see doing Shakespeare. There is a part of Miles in everything he does. Although, you see this goofball grow. Yet, the three friends are keeping secrets from each other. I'll just leave it at that.
Its just..well, it is sad to see how our society really hasn't changed all that much since ..well, those early movies of the 90's and 80's with that About Last Night feel. It seems to be easier to jump into bed with someone and have sex than to just talk. I mean..wouldn't that be awkward?
In all, the most logical person in this bunch is Michael B. Jordan's Mikey. He does know what a relationship is, and yet his marriage is crumbling. I did find the movie interesting and likable. And yes, there are a few awkward moments. Some stuff to make you smile and wonder if we do have a generation that just won't grow up.
STORYLINE: Three best friends 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?"
Posted by ellie at 12:00 AM