Can't Hardly Wait
CAN'T HARDLY WAIT (12)
D: Harry Elfton & Deborah Kaplan
Columbia/Tall Trees (Betty Thomas)
USA 🇺🇸 1998
W: Harry Elfton & Deborah Kaplan
DP: Lloyd Ahern
Ed: Michael Jablow
Mus: David Kitay & Matthew Sweet
Jennifer Love Hewitt (Amanda), Ethan Embry (Preston), Charlie Korsmo (William), Lauren Ambrose (Denise), Seth Green (Kenny)
An attempt to recapture the essence of other teen-orientated movies of the 1980's, taking place at a house party to celebrate high school graduation, with unlikely teenage couples falling in love.
Unfortunately, many of the characters are irritating or unlikeable, the comedy doesn't have an identity and the soundtrack has an abundant obsession with turgid Barry Manilow songs.
It's just not American Graffiti.