I don't generally tend to write reviews but thought I had to as there is only one other review on what I (and many others in my age range) consider to be a classic.
The film precedes American Pie and is much better than it, despite Pie managing to become a household name almost overnight. Maybe the lack of needless crude humor hurt Can't Hardly Wait. But it's also a part of the charm.
The plot is nothing original so no point going into detail about what is essentially a teen crush movie with a party setting. But it's the characters that make it so great. As in most things he's in, Seth Green steals the show in this case by being pretty fly for a white guy. The rest of the cast is also incredible and it's a fun game just watching this film to see who had a cameo in it. Despite the many times I've seen it I completely forgot Jason Segal (I Love a You Man, How I Met Your Mother) had a brief but funny part, in apparently one of his first roles.
The bonus content is great with featurettes clocking in just under an hour in total plus two commentary tracks (one from the original release and then the 10 year anniversary edition). The picture quality isn't amazing with noticeable (but not too heavy) grain (which isn't unexpected from an indie that's a decade and a half old) but it's a pretty solid transfer. The sound is decent but I haven't watched it with surround. If you were into alternative/punk rock from the decade, you'll appreciate the soundtrack if not the sound.
Some sellers here currently have it for less than £3 inc p&p (for a blu-ray!) so no excuse to check it out if you grew up in that era. And if you do like it, check out Josie & The Pussycats and Trojan Wars (other forgotten gems of the era!).
- Actors: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Seth Green, Ethan Embry
- Directors: Harry Elfont, Deborah Kaplan
- Format: Special Edition, Blu-ray
- Language: English
- Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
- Number of discs: 1
- Studio: Mill Creek Ent
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- ASIN: B07FYZMFZ4
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