The snow and frigid temperatures courtesy of the Polar Vortex couldn’t keep moviegoers away from the raucous new Focus Features comedy, “That Awkward Moment,” written and directed by first-time helmer Tom Gormican.
“The best part about the movie is it stops Miles Teller from talking for two hours,” Gormican told the aud before Jan. 22’s Sunshine Landmark screening while his leads Zac Efron, Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordan whooped and cracked jokes.
“The cast did their own stunts,” Efron shouted. “Planking.”
“Masturbation. Yeah, I said it,” quipped Jordan.
“They’re animals. All of them,” Gormican joked about his cast — and now friends — at the Maison O after party.
Gormican took the boys and Imogen Poots on a bonding trip to the Adirondacks before filming.
“At the end of the day, we’re driving back from Manhattan and I felt like the guys had known each other for a long, long time, and that made my job easier,” he said.
Gormican admitted to nerves at being a first-time director, but had the support of his stars. “I’d be like freaking out and rewriting the script, and (Teller) would say, ‘Great, man. I just have one quick question: Who ARE you again?’ And he’d start laughing, and I’d start laughing and he sort of knew that I needed that as a friend.”