Sunday, February 2, 2014
Candance Cordelia Talks About That Awkward MomentThere’s no need to strive for cool. Everyone is a nerd in some way. You may be a Game of Thrones nerd, French food nerd, American politics nerd, or Hong Kong fashion nerd. The point is that we all have or have had something that we are passionate about, something that continues to keep our motors running.
Essentially, aside from the bromantic love triangle between Zac Efron, Michael B. Jordan, and Miles Teller in That Awkward Moment, the movie is all about finding your passion, or a quest to find someone to be passionate about. For instance, at one point in the movie, Zac’s character, Jason, is asked if he likes his book cover illustration job, by Ellie, played very well by British actress Imogen Poots. Jason cleverly points out that his job is to encourage that one thing that everyone as a child is taught not to do: judge a book by its cover.
Speaking of judging a book by its cover - if you still think that Zac Efron is nothing but a Disney actor whose run ended along with the High School Musical franchise, I must say that you are dead wrong. This young man has chops and I’m personally vested in seeing more from him in the romantic comedy genre, as well as a leap into the horror genre.
The Spectacular Now (click for Candi Corner Review), I knew this kid was going places. Teller has managed to carve a nice spot in the Hollywood firmament and proves that he has both comedic and dramatic chops. In brief, the boy can act. His character Daniel in this movie, added a relatable everyman humor that anyone can see is genuinely Teller himself. He could have utilized the same over-the-top behavior that he did in another bromantic comedy, 21 and Over. But thankfully he does not. Instead he interjects the persona of that guy you knew in college or now know after graduation - the confident guy who loves life, women, and refuses to settle down just yet. But deep down inside, he is looking for the one. However, that doesn’t mean that he can’t partake in enjoyable one-night stands in the interim. Teller is rightfully being seen as a young John Cusack for the Millennial generation, and in my humble opinion, has the ability to become an actor’s actor, with staying power.
(@SoVeryAwkward). She was centered, with an air of assuredness and a scoop of eccentricity. The Chelsea I met in That Awkward Moment was substantial and with each scene she was in, I wanted to know more about her. The clue about her job at Sotheby’s and her privileged upbringing mixed with her friendship with Daniel, was the most captivating relationship for me, and could be studied in a completely new movie.
That Awkward Moment is refreshing in that it shows females as complicated and three-dimensional beings and males as more than vessels of aggression, privilege and cheap laughs. Aside from the relationship "awkward moments", the movie also balances relatable dramatic moments of infidelity, death, and emotional detachment, mainly anchored through Efron’s character, Jason and Imogen’s, Ellie, but also through Mikey (Jordan) whose wife Vera, portrayed by the lovely Jessica Lucas asks for a divorce at the start of the movie .
Everyone, and I mean, everyone, has amazing chemistry with one another, it’s truly a joy to watch and what makes this movie entertaining, besides Tom Gormican’s writing, are the social commentary and astute thoughts that arise from the themes of the movie:
- The peek into loneliness and the innate desire to connect.
- Simply, what does it mean to love someone?
- How can I attach myself to another person when I’m feeling so unattached to other things and people around me?
- How long is too long to go about life as a single man?
- Will I always be a man-child?
- Can I still have fun with my friends and be in a loving relationship at the same time?
- Is getting married right after college too soon?
- So, where is this relationship going?
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Food & Film: That Awkward Moment Happy HourPRIME STACHE - owned by Brent Celek of the Philadelphia Eagles!
|Allied-THA staff taking a much deserved break from PR & Promotion|
The fare is American: offering classics such as a Stache burger, pastas, fish tacos, salads and jerk wings.
|I would order Prime Stache Jerk Wings again - 3.5 Tines|
I was in the mood for a glass of Pinot Grigio, but I understand their Peach Julip is really a must try!
|These guys who attended the happy hour probably know more than a little bit about "That Awkward Moment"|
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