Parents' Guide to

Can't Hardly Wait

By Joly Herman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Boozy party movie where losing inhibitions pays off.

Movie PG-13 1998 100 minutes
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age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+

90's fun yay!

great movie Jennifer Love Hewit so beautiful she looks just like my cousin's wife cool 90's movie yay has Seth Green i love him !

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There are some attempts at inner conflict, like Preston's pure devotion to Amanda and his attempts to gain her affections, but these monologues are rather flat and uninspiring. And poor Amanda, who is dumped by her bonehead boyfriend and subjected to lewd come-ons as she realizes that her popularity was based solely on her choice of a date. Girls are called "skanky ho's," boys are rejected by said girls, but are never punished for their lasciviousness.

Seth Green plays Kenny, a dork of memorable proportions, who gets locked in a bathroom with the sullen Denise, played by Lauren Ambrose. Though the two actors are given very little of merit to work with, they attempt to display the vulnerability of the age. Yet, having sex on the bathroom floor does not a screen romance make. To be blunt, this high school movie does not make the grade.

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