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

Oh, my God. Matt. Vicki just told me

about this huge party tonight.

- No way. Where?

- Dude, there's a huge party tonight.

- Cool. We crashin'?

- No, man. We're just goin'.

- I heard about this party tonight.

- Did you hear about that party, man?

Oh, my God. Did you hear?

Mike totally dumped Amanda.

I just heard Mike Dexter

and Amanda Beckett broke up.

Just broke up with Amanda.

Like, seconds ago.

What? That was totally my idea.

Tell me we'll never break up.

You're there. I'm there.

- Everybody's there.

- We're there!

I've had a library book out

since the third grade.

I got caught.

I'm going to community college.

My gown smells like blue cheese.

- So whose party is it?

- The girl from our French class.

- Whose party is it?

- That girl in our gym class.

- Oh, the one with the thighs?

- No, the one with the weird...

- You joined the army?

- Yeah. Serve my country, man.

- You know, they shave your head!

- What?

- I just feel so sorry for Amanda.

- You are so full of crap.

Hey, dude, did you hear?

I'm naked under my gown.

Yeah, I heard that.

How about that party?

It's gonna be huge!

Heard that too.

Oh, then I guess you heard

about Mike dumpin' Amanda.

- Wait. What did you say?

- Where have you been, man?

Mike Dexter broke up

with Amanda Beckett.

This is so perfect.

Amanda Beckett is single

and on the night of this party...

a party I'll be attending,

a party she'll be attending.

It's all falling into place.

It's like it's fate.

What? I thought we weren't

even going to this party.

Don't you wanna keep your tassel?

For $5.00, you can keep your tassel.

Yeah, then I can press it in between

my yearbook with my prom corsage.


Nothing. I mean, nice to tell me

that you changed your plans.

You're only leaving tomorrow,

but, you know, whatever.

Denise, Amanda and I have to finish

what we started four years ago.

Do you know what your problem is?

It's like you're afraid to move forward.

I mean, Preston,

we are so outta here.

Now why do you wanna go

to this party tonight and look back?

Don't look back.

You should never look back.

Dudes, I actually graduated!

- Unless you're that guy.

- I'm all right.

Look, all I'm saying is...

Amanda and I are connected.

We have been, ever since the first day

that she came to school.

Oh, God. Here we go.

It was October, freshman year.

First fime in history

thaf I'd ever missed the bus.

If I had arrived on time,

I never would have seen her.

But as it was, I was the first person

at Huntingfon Hills High...

to set eyes on Amanda Becketf.

It was her first day at school.

Then I'm sitting in class,

enjoying a late breakfast...

when suddenly, out of all the classrooms

in the entire school...

she walks into mine.

And where does the teacher sit her?

Right nexf to me.

Now up until now, one could

write this off to coincidence...

but then...

she reached into her bag...

and pulled out

a strawberry Pop Tart...

the very same breakfast pastry

that I was consuming at that moment.

What was I to do?

How was I to proceed?

Who would like to volunteer

to give Amanda a tour of the school?

- I will.

- Mike Dexter.

That's where I lost her.

I had a clear shot, and I hesitated.

But fate's finally giving me

a second chance.

Well, have fun tonight...

and be sure to tell everyone

how much I'll miss them.

You're not gonna go?

I can't believe you're not gonna go.

Why would I go?

What else are you gonna do tonight?

I can't believe

I'm going to this party.

I can't believe

he broke up with her.

I can't believe

you broke up with her, man.

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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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