"That Awkward Moment," which hits theaters Jan. 31, was an excellent mixture of comedy and romance that portrayed realistic couples in a very relatable way. The focus was on Zac’s character “Jason” and his two best friends from college, who are all in their late 20’s and mingling in the dating world of New York City. After the character “Mikey” gets cheated on by his wife, who he married in his early twenties, and is most likely looking at a divorce, they decide to make a pact not to “date” any girl and just hookup with girls, so none of them get tied down. We see how they act and joke around with one another about their dating experiences and crazy hookup stories. Tom Gormican wrote this script reflecting on his own experiences as a young bachelor in New York.They all find romance with different women, and even though they have this pact, all three of them end up in different kinds of relationships. Check out the movie to see their escapades.
We caught up with the cast at the New York premiere.
Q: How was it working on this project?
Imogen Poots: It was so much fun and I think we all loved our director so much, and we loved the script, and there was a good vibe on set, the chemistry on screen was authentic to the way we felt off screen.
Michael B. Jordan: It was fun. I actually survived this one, I didn't die in this one, which was awesome, had a chance to work with Miles, which we've talked about doing for a really long time and it finally happened
Q: How was it working with Tom?
Tom is funny, and I always say if I’m going to do a comedy I want to work with somebody who's funnier than me, not that I have a heightened sense of my own comedic abilities, but if somebody’s going to tell you cut, they better know why.
Q: How was working in NYC?
Aw I loved it, I went to NYU, so I used to walk around and just see people filming, and think that must be the coolest thing, to be filming in the middle on NYC with everything going on, because you can’t stop the city, you know what I mean, I always thought that would be a surreal experience for me.”
Q: What’s keeping you happy these days?
Zac Efron: I think I’m just driven, I’ve learned a lot over the last couple of years and it was an interesting few years, the industry is evolving and it has been an interesting journey as we watch the movie industry integrate with the internet, social media, I’m trying to be a part of it because I love my fans, its proven to be difficult, because I’m best when meeting people face to face.
Following the screening, guests made their way over to Maison O’s Stardust Lounge where they sipped on Chambulls and danced until 2am. Zac Efron, Michael B. Jordan, Miles Teller, Imogen Poots, Josh Pais, writer/director Tom Gormican were joined by additional celebrity guests Taye Diggs, Zoe Kravitz, Zachary Booth, J.C. Chandor, Bee Shaffer, Matt Johnson, Kim Schifino, Jessica Williams, Chaske Spencer, DJ’s AndrewAndrew, Thomas Matthews, Ben Rappaport, Todd & Megan DiCiurcio, filmmaker Taylor Steele, Ciara Nugent and Kenny Wormald.
JC Routh contributed reporting.