Can't Hardly Wait

Synopsis: It's high school graduation and, like all seniors, they want to party. So, 500 high school seniors look forward to a party while, in the meantime, a boy wants to get a girl he's loved for years who just broke up with her boyfriend, and one head-case who wants revenge on a lifelong bully. So, the party comes, things develop. People have sex, drink, and go along with most of the guidelines of a high school graduation party.
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Production: Columbia Pictures
  2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
100 min

Well, it's like I always say...

- But Amanda is so hot, man.

- So hot, man.

Yeah, I guess,

for a high school girl.

Guys, we're gonna be in college soon.

You know who's gonna be in college?

Girls that used to be in high school.

Women. College women.

Women with no curfew,

women on the pill, and women...

Women, brol

We're starin' into the future, here!

And the future is women.

Huh, women.

Maybe we should break up

with our girlfriends too.

That would be sweet. We'd have

the whole summer to hang out together.

Party and get with every chick

in sight, man...

without our lame-ass girlfriends

hanging around us.

- Yeah, man. They suck!

- That's what I'm sayin'.

- They suck!

- That's what I'm sayin'!

You're right, Dex, man.

- Beth, kiss my ass!

- Yes, baby! Yesl

This is brilliant, man.

Such a good idea.

- Mike Dexter's a god.

- Mike Dexter's a role model!

Mike Dexter is an asshole.

For the past decade,

he has made a hobby of my pain.

Witness exhibit "A":

My eighth grade science project...

a working rain forest...

that Mike threw out

a third floor window.

It rains here no more.

Witness exhibit "B":

An eye patch I wore for a month...

after Mike beaned me

with a raisin in home ec.

My parents took me

to a 3-D film festival.

I saw no third dimension.

And of course,

how can I forget the pudding incident?

I know no one else has.

Well, gentlemen, tonight

Mike Dexter will know humiliation.

Tonight, Mike Dexter

will know ridicule.

Tonight is the night

we fight back.

Tonight is our independence night.


Get this off your head.

You're actin' like... Look,

maybe we should go over the plan again.

All right.

We will set up...

behind the pool house,

right there.

This is me,

you are Grand Moff Tarkin...

and you are Boba Fett.

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Deborah Kaplan

Deborah Kaplan (born November 11, 1970) is an American screenwriter and film director. Raised in Abington, Pennsylvania, Deborah Kaplan met her creative partner Harry Elfont while they were both enrolled at the Tisch School of the Arts of New York University (NYU). They have since written several films together, and directed two: Can't Hardly Wait and Josie and the Pussycats. Kaplan married actor Breckin Meyer (who had small roles in both of the films she directed) on October 14, 2001. They have two children together, a daughter named Keaton Willow, born on December 31, 2003 and another daughter named Clover. The marriage ended in divorce in 2012. more…

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