Can't Hardly Wait

Updated June 26, 2020 | Infoplease Staff
Directors/Writers: Harry Elfont and Deborah Kaplan
Director of Photography: Lloyd Ahern
Editor: Michael Jablow
Music: David Kitay and Matthew Sweet
Production Designer: Marcia Hinds-Johnson
Producers: Betty Thomas and Jenno Topping
Columbia; PG-13; 98 minutes
Release: 6/98
Cast: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ethan Embry, Charlie Korsmo, Lauren Ambrose, Peter Facinelli, Seth Green, Michelle Brookhurst, Alexander Martin, Erick Palladino, Jerry O'Connell, Melissa Joan Hart and Jenna Elfman

A jock, a prom queen, a loner, a nerd. The Breakfast Club, Part II? Pretty much. Writers Elfont and Kaplan revive the John Hughes genre of teen angst and amusement in this film set at a '90s high school graduation party. When the popular and lovely Amanda (Hewitt) is dumped by her football stud boyfriend (Facinelli), she's left heartbroken...and available. Cue the nice guy, Preston (Embry) who has had a crush on Amanda forever (four years, that is forever in teenage years). Witty performances from a host of minor characters and a groovin' soundtrack make Can't Hardly Wait a blast.

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