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Can't Hardly Wait
Can't Hardly Wait (1998)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Lauren Ambrose Denise Fleming
Michelle Brookhurst Molly, Girl Whose Party It Is
Harry Elfont
Ethan Embry Preston Meyers
Peter Facinelli Mike Dexter
Seth Green Kenny Fisher
Brian Hall (VI)
Jennifer Love Hewitt Amanda Beckett
Robert Jayne
Charlie Korsmo William Lichter
Alexander Martin Olaf, Exchange Student
Erik Palladino Cousin Ron
Channon Roe Jake, Jock #1
Movie Details
Genre Comedy; Drama; Romance
Director Harry Elfont; Deborah Kaplan
Producer Richard Graves; Karen Koch; Betty Thomas; Jenno Topping
Writer Deborah Kaplan; Harry Elfont
Studio Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time 101 mins
Country USA
Color Color
IMDb Rating 6.0
Plot
This underrated teen comedy from 1998 is guilty of being a proud underachiever, and it doesn't bring anything new to the genre, but look closely and you'll find the makings of a much better movie buried under all the keg-party antics. The basic story is typical for this kind of comedy. A young, aspiring writer named Preston (Ethan Embry) has been lusting after class beauty Amanda (Jennifer Love Hewitt, from TV's Party of Five) for four years of high school, but he's never had the nerve to tell her. Now that they're about to graduate he's finally worked up the courage to write her a soul-baring love letter. At the raucous graduation keg party that takes up most of the movie's 98 minutes, Preston agonizes while Amanda's selfish jock ex-boyfriend tries to win her back, and delivering his love letter turns out to be more difficult than he ever imagined. What's interesting about Can't Hardly Wait has little to do with its attractive leads, however. The most engagingly real and entertaining characters are the misfits who show up in the subplots, including a geek (Charlie Korsmo) who turns into the life of the party, and a pair of old friends (Seth Green, Lauren Ambrose) who confront each other about their mutual needs and insecurities. There are some really good scenes between these two, and this modest movie has a few other pleasant surprises up its sleeve. That doesn't make it particularly good, but it does make it an agreeable waste of time. --Jeff Shannon
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 798
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 1/1/2007
Links Amazon US
IMDB
DVD Empire
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.85:1
Layers Dual Side, Single Layer
UPC (Barcode) 043396027145
Chapters 28
Release Date 12/22/1998
Subtitles English; French
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
French Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Interactive Menus
Scene Selections
Audio Commentary
Photo Gallery
Theatrical Trailer
Smash Mouth's Music Video "Cant't Get Enough of You Baby"