‘That Awkward Moment’: High-energy cast has no direction

Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan and Zac Efron

The habit of inserting bloopers into the end credits of movies is something that needs to be thought through. As in: What kind of movie were you making? How do you actually want to send off the audience? And can’t that stuff wait for the DVD?

That Awkward Moment provides a case study. This R-rated bro-mantic comedy is no classic, but at least it builds to a prepared-for ending, and the last line is actually clever.

And then — poof — the mood is broken with some outtakes of cast and crew flubbing lines or clowning between takes. And they’re not even that funny.

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