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Can't Hardly Wait (1998)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  12 June 1998 (USA)
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Multicharacter teenage comedy about high school graduates with different agenda of life on graduation night.

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Girl Whose Party It Is
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Exchange Student
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Cousin Ron
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Jock #1
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Jock #3 (as Freddy Rodriguez)
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X-Phile #1
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X-Phile #2
Brian Hall ...
Real Homeboy
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Storyline

Its high school graduation, and like all seniors they want to party. So 500 high school seniors look forward to a party, while in the meantime a boy wants to get a girl he's loved for years that just broke up with her boyfriend and one head-case that wants revenge on a lifelong bully. So the party comes, things develop. People have sex, drink, and go along with most of the guidelines of a high school graduation party. Written by Robbie Cooper <tweak@snet.net>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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For the class of 1998, the last night of high school is the first night of the rest of their lives. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for teen drinking and sexuality, and for language | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

12 June 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Party  »

Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,025,910 (USA) (12 June 1998)

Gross:

$25,339,117 (USA) (28 August 1998)
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Trivia

The movie is based loosely on Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, and the high school community within it, where one of the directors grew up. See more »

Goofs

When Kenny goes to use the bathroom there is a long line. A girl wearing a long, sparkling, tan dress is seen running into the bathroom twice. See more »

Quotes

Kenny Fisher: Yo, I'm just pausin' while those two hos over there scratch it out over who gets to knock the boots with me!
[clicks feet together]
Kenny Fisher: Ya know what I'm saying? Yeah!
Ritchie Koolboy: What two ho's?
DJ Sammy: I don't see no ho's yo.
[Kenny and his homeboys start shoving each other around]
Kenny Fisher: Yo, what, you callin' me a liar.
DJ Sammy: Hey, yo why you shovin' cracker?
Ritchie Koolboy: Yo, you better recognize, fool.
[they stop shoving]
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Crazy Credits

After all the credits are done rolling Mike Dexter yells out "I'll kick everyone's ass in this room" which he said earlier on in the film. See more »

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References Soul Train (1971) See more »

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Hit 'Em Wit Da Hee
(Remix)
Written by Missy Elliott (as Missy Elliott), Tim Mosley, Lil' Kim (as Kimberly Jones) and Mocha (as Alicia Richards)
Produced by Tim Mosley (as Timbaland)
Performed by Missy Elliott (Featuring Lil' Kim (as Lil' Kim) and Mocha)
Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott appears courtesy of The Gold Mind, Inc./Elektra Entertainment Group
Lil' Kim appears courtesy of Undeas Recordings/Big Beat/Atlantic Recording Corp.
Mocha appears courtesy of The Gold Mind, Inc.
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One of the better teen comedies.
31 December 2002 | by (Chicagooooooo) – See all my reviews

Again, like the many, many teen comedies to come before it, CAN'T HARDLY WAIT has you watching as the teenagers run around, crack jokes, yell at each other, scream, drink beer, and kiss and fall in love. Yes, it's all very mushy and romantic. Not so much in this movie...

Like 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU, this movie doesn't really concentrate on the romantic elements until later in the film, which I like. It is more original and gives the movie more flavor. This is why most of these teen romance flicks are not really big at the box office. Its because they are predictable, they have been done a thousand times before and because everyone knows how it will turn out. That is why horror movies are always big. Because at least with a horror movie you usually have to figure out who the masked killer is or something like that. But with these boring teen comedies, you always know how it will turn out. This movie is different.

You never really know what is going to happen, because this movie takes the honor of having a very large cast of characters and follows each of them very specifically, developing a story and history for each of them. The cast includes Ethan Embry, Seth Green, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Melissa Joan Hart, Charlie Korsmo, Lauren Ambrose, Peter Facinelli, Jenna Elfman, Breckin Meyer, Sean Patrick Thomas, Brandon Williams, Jaime Pressly, Liz Stauber, Clea DuVall, Brian Klugman, and Jerry O'Connel have parts in this movie. Many of these people only have small cameos, but all are hilarious in this delightfully funny teen romp.

CAN'T HARDLY WAIT gets 5/5.


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