[WARNING: THE FILM IS RATED R AND MY REVIEW CONTAINS ADULT CONTENT.]
There’s a massive disconnect between the film That Awkward Moment thinks it is and the film it actually is.
It seems to think it’s a hip, freewheeling, edgy bromantic comedy—equal parts Swingers and a Y-chromosome take on HBO’s Girls. When, for the most part, it’s clichéd, regressive, and, at times, down right offensive.
Early in the film, Zac Efron’s Jason explains that when a girl says the word “so” (as in: “so where is this going?" or “so what are we to each other?”) it’s time to cut and run. (Before they decided to appropriate that slightly-dated Internet-speak of the title, some earlier version of this film was almost undoubtedly called “So…”).
He and his best friends Daniel (Miles Teller) and Mikey (Michael B. Jordan) make a pact to fill up their “rosters” with women you can have regular sex with without any expectation of commitment. Then, you guessed it, Jason meets a girl he really likes, Ellie (the gloriously named Imogene Poots), but resists his feelings, because it’s against his own bro code.
Meanwhile, Daniel has a female best friend who acts as...