Friday, March 17, 2006

"Can't Hardly Wait" review

Can't Hardly Wait (1998)

Directed by Harry Elfont Deborah Kaplan
Writing credits Deborah Kaplan Harry Elfont

Jennifer Love Hewitt.... Amanda Beckett
Ethan Embry.... Preston Meyers
Charlie Korsmo.... William Lichter
Lauren Ambrose.... Denise Fleming
Peter Facinelli.... Mike Dexter
Seth Green.... Kenny Fisher
Jaime Pressly.... Beth, Girlfriend #1

My friend and I were shooting pool next door to the movie theater showing "Can't Hardly Wait". I had a movie pass at the time which let me get into movies for free. A teen comedy for free sounded good to me. So I told him I could shoot pool with him for awhile but then I had to leave at 9:30 to see the movie. So we started shooting pool and drinking pitchers of beer. I was winning and drinking, drinking and winning. By the middle of the fifth pitcher, I realized it was 9:20. "Gotta go dude." He steered me to the movie theater and I grabbed a ticket.

I found this movie to be quite hysterical. However, if I had seen it sober, I probably wouldn't have laughed as much. The teens are having a big party to celebrate graduation. Everybody has things they desperately need to say to each other before it's too late. They "Can't Hardly Wait". The scene that really had me going was when the nerd starts getting drunk and decides to sing Guns and Roses PARADISE CITY, (one of the greatest rock songs of all time). He's rocking out while drunk out of his mind, (just like me), and a girl in the front of the crowd flashes her breasts at him. He faints but then leaps right back up like the new found Rock God he is. I would recommend this movie just for that scene. The rest of the movie was a standard teen comedy mixed with some drama.

One last thought, keep an eye out for a young Jaime Pressly as one of the cool kids girlfriends. She has a great dancing scene with another girl. It'll be pretty hard to miss her unless you're completely drunk. Burp.

SCORE: 3 out of 4 for beer making it better. Certainly, we can all agree on beer.

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