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Can't Hardly Wait (1998)

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

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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 #2
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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

It's 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 who just broke up with her boyfriend, and one head-case who 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>

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An event eighteen years in the making. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for teen drinking and sexuality, and for language | See all certifications »
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12 June 1998 (USA)  »

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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Adam Hann-Byrd was originally cast as William, but after a couple of days of filming was let go and replaced with Charlie Korsmo. One shot of him is left in the film, but he is carrying a ladder and his face is not visible. See more »

Goofs

When Denise is hit with the brownie it leaves chocolate in her hair, but later in the bathroom it is on her face. See more »

Quotes

Mike Dexter: [sits himself between two girls on a chair swing] Have I got some news for you.
Girl Mike Hits On #1: Really? What's that?
Mike Dexter: That I, recently, became single.
Girl Mike Hits On #2: And?
Mike Dexter: Well, I just remember Jeff Garner saying a little something about you girls thinking I was the hottest senior in school.
Girl Mike Hits On #2: Yeah, heh, heh. And, I remember Jeff Garner saying that, uh, you told him we were skanky.
Mike Dexter: [nervously, realizing he's been caught] He told you that?
[Girl #2 nods her head]
Mike Dexter: [shows him now sitting alone on the chair swing] Okay! See you later!
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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 »


Soundtracks

All Mixed Up
Written by Nick Hexum (as Nicholas Hexum) and Doug Martinez (as Douglas Martinez)
Performed by 311
Courtesy of Capricorn Records
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film and TV Music
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This one's a nice party...
9 February 2005 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

Yeah, yeah. It is the girl, it is the boy, it is the crazy one, it is the geek, it is the popular one, it is the party. I know all those things that most of the time come along in the package of a teen movie. But this film is really one good piece. I can't say great, but I can't also say bad.

Here, unlike many teen comedies, we get to meet the characters. To know details and things about them, because they aren't comic creatures. They aren't one dimensional, you know? It always happen that some characters just got to be there, and don't have much development, but some others do. And it's not easy to create much development for one night only, because there is only a party.

This guy, Preston. He is totally mad for this girl, so that he thinks they are meant to be. And maybe they really are. And this girl, is so trapped in her world (no matter what that world is), that she's not looking anywhere else. And if she looks, it might be too late. Jennifer Love Hewitt and Ethan Embry are more than alright for this characters. She (Hewitt)is gorgeous, and she doesn't need a lot of effort to play Amanda's part. It's just the part of a gorgeous girl. He (Embry) is impressive. In his eyes you can see that he has been left aside, most of the time. Embry gives some kind of depth to his characters, even if he doesn't have to. I liked him in "White Squall" and I understand him here.

The rational character is Denise. She doesn't want anything to happen but she hasn't even tried. Ambrose gives simply the best performance of the movie. And Seth Green made me laugh. His character, Kenny, wants anything to happen, but he has looked to much, and needs to stop a little bit. As for William, well, he is that neutral character, he needs some new things in his routine. His life has been the same for too long. Many things could happen in this party.

All the rest of the cast is in and out, going and leaving, talking, remembering. High School is ending, it must be enjoyed, I think.

Last, but not least: there's fate...


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