Can't Hardly Wait

Columbia Tri-Star; rental pricing
Feature; PG-13
Directors:Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont
Cast:Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ethan Embry, Charlie Korsmo and Seth Green

Can't Hardly Wait steals from edgier teen flicks such as Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Risky Business as shamelessly as a cheater in trigonometry class. Yet file this one under guilty pleasures: it's still mindlessly endearing. Love Hewitt is the unattainable prom queen; Embry, the aspiring writer who wants to attain her. Along with other requisite stereotypes - the cynic, the jock, the nerd - they get down for a familiar night of metamorphoses, memories, and making out, with the subplots - especially geeky Charlie Korsmo's tipsy transformation - eventually outshining the romance.