Now that you've had your fill of the holiday helpings of sweeping epics ("The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"), dysfunctional family dramas ("August: Osage County") and last-minute Oscar hopefuls ("The Wolf of Wall Street," "American Hustle"), how about easing into 2014 with a little romantic comedy?
"That Awkward Moment" finds three male BFFs (played by Zac Efron, Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordan) making a pact to stay strong and single together after one of them comes home to find his live-in girlfriend with another man. However, their nights of bromantic debauchery are soon cut short when their unofficial ringleader (Efron) embarks on an unexpected romance with a young beauty (Imogen Poots), a potential soul mate who teaches him that you don't have to necessarily compromise your friendship with your 'boys' when you're also falling in love.
Hang with the players of "That Awkward Moment" with the character introductions below, why don'tcha? You might even learn a thing or two, like how well whiskey and ice cream go together and why you should always look both ways before crossing the street en route to proclaiming your love to someone.
Miles Teller as Daniel
Teller is quickly becoming one of Hollywood's most versatile young actors, transitioning from rowdy party flicks ("21 & Over," "Project X") to solemn character dramas ("The Spectacular Now") to YA sci-fi (the upcoming "Divergent") and back again with seemingly effortless grace. He plays Daniel, the film's outspoken and opinionated comic relief whose fear of commitment is challenged when he begins courting the lovely Alana (Addison Timlin).
Imogen Poots as Ellie
Poots is no stranger to playing the 'dream girl,' having portrayed the seemingly unattainable high school sweetheart of novice vampire killer Charlie Brewster in the 2011 remake of "Fright Night" and one of the few decent characters traversing a world of sin and excess in "Filth" (2013). Here she plays Ellie, that perfect woman many have hoped they'd meet by chance in a bar one night, the one who later brings a bottle of scotch to a "den of testosterone" and can play Xbox with the best of 'em.
Zac Efron as Jason
Efron has proven without a doubt that there's life after "High School Musical," starring in gritty melodramas like "The Paperboy" (2012), Nicholas Sparks romances like "The Lucky One" (2012) and quirky indies like "Liberal Arts." He plays alpha male Jason, a swinging bachelor who ends up falling for Ellie, a woman who, much to his surprise, inspires him to post cute cat videos on her Facebook wall.
Michael B. Jordan as Mikey
Jordan's star has been burning bright the past couple of years with acclaimed turns in "Chronicle" (2012), "Red Tails" (2012) and especially "Fruitvale Station" (2013), which won both the Audience Award and Grand Jury Prize at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Here he plays Mikey, the put-upon, suddenly single med school graduate adrift in the unexplored waters of the dating scene, unafraid to have a good cry with a pint of Ben & Jerry's and not beyond mistaking self-tanning ointment for lotion.
"That Awkward Moment" hits theaters on Jan. 31.