Are We Officially Dating? (That Awkward Moment) Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Are We Officially Dating? (That Awkward Moment)

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    MA15+: Strong sex scene, sexual references and coarse language.

  • The pitch:

    A boy's-eye view of dating.

  • Starring:

    Zac Efron, Miles Teller, Michael B Jordan, Imogen Poots, Mackenzie Davis, Jessica Lucas, Addison Timlin, Josh Pais, Evelina Turen

  • Directed by:

    Tom Gormican

  • Running time:

    94 minutes

  • Rated:

    MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    People are punched, hit by a car. Darts thrown at girl's face (poster). Objects thrown. Stealing, arguing. Driving car off a bridge, tax fraud mentioned. Blood/gore: Bruising. Severe dehydration mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Couples have sex between the sheets, in the bathroom. A couple is interrupted having sex. Discussions of sex, prostitutes, oral sex, threesomes, lubricant. Masturbating, kissing, flirting, undressing. Naked men (rear views), half-naked woman, breasts (magazine cover), men in underwear (magazine cover), woman in bra, cleavage. Naked bottom (side view). Sexual paraphernalia (sex toys, vibrators, handcuffs, masks, DVDs, strap-on, S&M costumes). Poster of woman flashing underwear, skimpy clothing, man in towel, implied nudity.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (beer, spirits, shots, cocktails, wine). Viagra. Taking acid mentioned. Hypodermic needle seen on magazine cover. Gambling mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE:

    Frequent f-words and s-words. A-words, bastard, name-calling. References to genitalia. Jokes about women, homeless people, sex, Viagra, Guantanamo Bay, old people. Slang terms for sex. Religious exclamations. Obscene finger gestures.

  • THEMES:

    Relationships, sex, dating, divorce, separation, pacts, one-night stands, social media, infidelity, Viagra, marriage, opportunity, libido, twentysomethings, Thanksgiving, funerals, fear of commitment.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Deceased father. Infidelity, divorce. Ovarian cancer mentioned. Funeral, cemetery, hospital, bar, sex shop settings. Toilet, urination.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Real, romantic, lightweight, adequate, undemanding, cheery. Strong script, charming leads, good comic chemistry, New York is well represented.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Clumsy, superficial, lazy, unfunny, dumb, misguided, manufactured, stupid, bland, clichéd, mysoginist. Too much toilet humour, flat jokes, underdeveloped characters, continuity problems, factual errors, low stakes, boring storyline, self-aware gags.



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