First Look: Zac Efron Cuddles Kitten to Promote That Awkward Moment

Zac Efron

Focus Features

updated 11/20/2013 AT 1:30 PM ET

originally published 11/19/2013 AT 12:30 PM ET

That awkward moment when … we can’t stop staring at a photo of Zac Efron holding a cat.

PEOPLE has an exclusive first look at the poster promoting his latest comedy, That Awkward Moment, a movie about the trials and tribulations of dating.

“That awkward moment when you realize you’re attached to her kitty,” reads the poster.

Efron would probably welcome a snuggly feline in his life right about now: The actor broke his jaw last week after slipping in a puddle. Plans to promote the upcoming film, which costars Miles Teller, Imogen Poots and Michael B. Jordan, have not been scratched, despite Efron’s broken jaw.

Poots’s poster for the film – which arrives in theaters Jan. 31 – is decidedly less aww-worthy than Efron’s … and that’s not just because we openly admire his six-pack.

“That awkward moment when you accidentally sext your mom,” reads her poster. (On the count of three … yikes!) And when you’re done cringing, move on to Teller’s poster, which reads, “That awkward moment when you realize you don’t want to sleep alone.” (Okay, this one might break your heart a little bit.)

There’s also plenty of eek on the menu for Jordan, whose poster reads, “That awkward moment when you realize you’re eating your feelings.”

Indeed, things are about to get a little bit awkward on the big screen.

While filming, Efron learned that it was, in fact, possible to encounter a wardrobe malfunction when you’re stripping down.

“There was a sock thing. It fell off,” he told reporters at an October press event promoting the romantic (and, at times, raunchy) comedy. “You just cup your hands.”

And if you’re hoping to score a non-awkward date with the single actor, he says he appreciates a strong and happy woman. “I think someone that’s creative and smart, self-confident,” he said. “A nice smile – that’s a good thing to have.”

Just don’t expect any cheesy pick-up lines from Efron. He says he tries to stay away from the zingers – although Jordan was happy to offer up a fool-proof strategy if Efron ever needs to win over a date.

“Have you guys seen High School Musical?” Jordan suggested at an October Q&A. “That works.”

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