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Can't Handly Wait (film review)


Film: Can't Hardly Wait
Year: 1998
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Directed By: Harry Elfont, Deborah Kaplan
Starring: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ethan Embry, Charlie Korsmo
About: Multicharacter teenage comedy about high school graduates with different agenda of life on graduation night.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67dfnrTJlUE

My Review:
Wanting to see a movie in which I am familiar with and enjoy I decided to watch Can't Hardly Wait which still has me entertained from the beginning to the end.

The movie follows teenagers at a graduation party and how they spend the last day before heading to college; a guy who has had a crush on a girl for years and trying to get her to notice him, the high school jock who is excited for college so dumps his girlfriend and realises it's a mistake, the cheerleader who has just been dumped, the nerd who wants payback, and a guy trying too hard to be liked and trying to lose his virginity.

I find this film really entertaining and always puts a smile on my face, this is also one film which I can quote almost the whole movie from beginning to finish but only makes me like this more. With the amount of actors which are also recognisable within this movie it is good to see them all interact and how far they have come since this high school movie came out. This movie also I feel represents a lot of different groups at high school which is something I enjoy about this film and how they all interact with each other seems very true to how high school really is and helps to have the audience connect with the different characters. I also think that the transitions between the characters was also really good as it made the movie flow and not just jump and get the audience aggravated with the movie. The romance within this movie I thought was also really well done as it showed different types of love happening with the characters and not just romantic which makes a change though romantic love is involved with the main character of this film and how he is trying to get a girl he feels he is destined to be with notice him. Having the yearbook quotes and a little about them at the beginning and where they are now after the movie at the ending I believed to be a really good touch and made the movie come more together to myself.

I did think however that they were trying too hard to make the audience laugh with things that was rather crude or just didn't seem to be to the level in which I feel high school students going into college would be doing.

Overall, this is a film I really enjoy and I would recommend people who are wanting a high school movie to watch or those looking for a movie with different protagonists. I will definitely be watching this movie again. 

My Rating: 4/5

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