Nicholas Fonseca
September 30, 2008 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Can't Hardly Wait

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG-13
runtime
100 minutes
performer
Lauren Ambrose, Ethan Embry, Seth Green, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Freddy Rodriguez
director
Harry Elfont, Deborah Kaplan
genre
Romance, Comedy, Drama

We gave it a B

Yes, it’s essentially an updated take on the party scenes from Sixteen Candles, Summer School, and Clueless, stretched out to feature-film length. But the 10 Year Reunion Edition of Can’t Hardly Wait is worth watching for the parade of familiar faces alone. Pretty much every ’90s-era teen actor — including four future Six Feet Under alumni and no fewer than nine Buffy players — wobbles through this silly, underrated gem about a raucous graduation party where parents are conveniently MIA. The new extras are mostly useless: None of the female leads returned for the commentary, which is particularly shocking when you consider that Jennifer Love Hewitt usually attends the opening of a garage door. And who exactly was clamoring for the lass who played ”Girlfriend #2” to regale us with her on-set memories? B

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