Can't Hardly Wait 1998 PG-13 CC

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Commencement ceremony is over, it's time for Huntington High's graduation party as jocks, geeks, prom queens, and misfits alike make a statement about the past and plot the uncertain future in this raucus comedy.

Starring:
Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ethan Embry
Runtime:
1 hour, 41 minutes

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Genres Romance, Comedy
Director Harry Elfont, Deborah Kaplan
Starring Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ethan Embry
Supporting actors Charlie Korsmo, Lauren Ambrose, Peter Facinelli, Seth Green, Michelle Brookhurst, Alexander Martin, Erik Palladino, Channon Roe, Sean Patrick Thomas, Freddy Rodríguez, Joel Michaely, Jay Paulson, Brian Hall, Branden Williams, Robert Jayne, Johnny Zander, Donald Faison, Alec Ledd
Studio Columbia Pictures
MPAA rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
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Customer Reviews

In my opinion, this is one of the best teen movies ever made.
Daniel Jolley
Jennifer Love Hewitt is good playing roles like this - she has the ability to pull off that popular girl or that pretty and innocent girl character.
Kelly George
Okay, I know some of you are probably thinking that this movie will be just like all the other teen flicks.
EgAl365

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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Lukey20 on July 22, 2008
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Ethan Embry and Jennifer Love Hewitt star in this teen comedy originally released in 1998 and now finally 10 years later we are getting a special edition DVD. So what can you expect from the 10 Year Reunion Edition DVD of Can't Hardly Wait? Well Extras will include:

* an original commentary with filmmakers and cast (no big deal as this was on the original DVD release)
* a commentary with filmmakers and cast - 10 Years Later
* Featurette "Huntington High Class of `98" Reunion
* Featurette "Can't Hardly Wait: The Making of a Teen Classic"
* Featurette "The Life of the Party"
* exclusive deleted scenes (at last)
* A You Know You're `90's If..." trivia game
* and the "Can't Get Enough Of You Baby" Smashmouth music video (which was also on the original release)

All in all it has the makings to be great. I am just happy this amazing movie is finally getting the attention it deserves!
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 27, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
I really enjoyed this movie. I don't think it's a GREAT movie worthy of 5 stars, but instead I think it's worth ***1/2 (I had to round up). This movie was hilarious, and I have laughed through the entire thing all 14 times I have seen it in the past two months. (Some scenes I've seen about 30 times. You know, you just have to rewind some to see them again) I may be, you know, addicted, but that's beside the point.
This movie has terrific acting (Witness Seth Green, Lauren Ambrose, Ethan Embry, but excluding Jennifer Love Hewitt, I'm afraid), and yes, it even has symbolism. My favorite is the couple making out on the couch when Preston first tries to talk to Amanda and knocks over the candlesticks. They appear in the background several other times throughout the movie, at key points. 1: the graduation itself 2: When Amanda talks with the "Sheep Girl" 3: When Mike comes in from outside looking for Amanda and 4: On the table outside when Denise and Kenny are in the cafe. 5 times total, all at times concerning the central relationships of the movie. :)
Anyways, there are a bunch of little things like this throughout the whole movie that add an extra level to it. That is the main reason why I've seen it 14 times. (And forced others in my dorm to see it). It is a fun movie, a good movie that is worth seeing over and over again.
The cinematogrophy is EXCELLENT. The soundtrack is VERY GOOD. Even BETTER is the sound editing/mix. (Pay attention to the swell of the music when Mike admits he is a loser to William). And even the stereotypes ADD to the movie.
Many dislike this movie for the stereotypical representations of the jock, yearbook girl, nerds, etc. But the essence of these stereotypes is very important to the movie.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 20, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
An excellent choice of cast - Jennifer Love Hewitt ( I Know What You Did Last Summer), Ethan Embry (Disturbing Behaviour), Seth Green (Buffy, The Vampire Slayer) and new faces like Lauren Ambrose, Charlie Kosmo and Peter Facinelli (Dancer, Texas, Pop. 81). So, Amanda Beckett (Love Hewitt) has been Preston Meyers (Ethan Embry) love interest since he first saw her. Now he has his chance to dive right in when Amanda dumps her ex-boyfriend, Mike (Peter Facinelli)! This movie is like one of those where everyone has a main part - it's excellent!
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Jolley HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 12, 2002
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In my opinion, this is one of the best teen movies ever made. While the main characters seem somewhat stereotypical at first, all of the characters (well, almost all of them) break down the barriers of high school cliquedom and discover something about themselves and their high school classmates. The whole movie centers around a party on graduation night. Preston (Ethan Embry) has carried a torch for Amanda (the gorgeous Jennifer Love Hewitt) ever since meeting her as a freshman. After four years, Amanda has just been dumped by her jock boyfriend, and Preston is convinced that fate will finally bring him and Amanda together. A series of "signs" convinces him to tell Amanda how he feels about her--this task becomes pretty complicated as the night progresses. Meanwhile, there are other wonderful subplots. Seth Green is hilarious as a jive-talking, would-be playboy determined to find a girl at the party; he ends up stuck in a bathroom with a girl he was good friends with before he tried to join the cool crowd in high school. The obligatory nerd goes to the party with a plan to humiliate Amanda's ex-boyfriend for having picked on him for years, and he ends up becoming the life of the party. His drunken performance of GNR's "Paradise City" is not to be missed. A lot of things happen throughout the movie, but the only person who really comes out a loser is Amanda's ex-boyfriend.
As a former nerd, I enjoyed seeing the self-absorbed jock get humiliated, the nerd become temporarily popular, and the shy guy stand a chance of getting the girl.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Alex Udvary on October 2, 2000
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Bashed by critics, audience viewers have given this movie cult status, and deservedly so. Good fun performances by everyone but of course the standout is Jennifer Love Hewitt who plays the most popular girl at school Amanda Becket. The story goes something like this. Since it's their last day of school Preston Meyers (Ethan Embry) sees this as his last chance to tell the girl of his dreams (Becket) just how much he loves her. While his best friend Denise Fleming (Lauren Ambrose) has doubts about it. Telling him, what if she doesn't like you? Ever since Amanda's (Hewitt) break up with popular jock Mike Dexter (Peter Facinelli) Becket is the most sought at girl at the party. Now each person has their own agenda at this party. For instance Embry (Preston) wants to tell Hewitt he loves her, and William Lichter (Charlie Korsmo) has his own agenda. William has been humiliated his entire life by Dexter (Facinelli). And feels tonight at the party is his perfect way of getting back at him for all the years of misery Dexter put him through. But that's not the only thing going on at this party. Everyone wants to get "lucky". And no one does more than Kenny Fisher (Seth Green), who in my opinion is the funniest character in the movie! With so much going on you can tell this will turn out to be a funny fast paced teen comedy that I'm sure all teens and even adults will enjoy. Teens might think Seth Green gives the best performance, he certainly is the funniest, and might just want to watch the movie for him. But I think Hewitt is the highlight of the movie. Some might like to take notice to the brief cameos seen in the movie by Melissa Joan Hart, Jerry O' Connell, and a voice over by Liv Tyler. Here's a good clean, and funny teen comedy all will enjoy.
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