Now that the graduation ceremony is over at Huntington Hills High, it's time for the real festivities to begin at the graduation party, where an assortment of jocks, geeks, prom queens, bimbos, headbangers and misfits will unload four years' worth of emotional baggage. Aspiring writer Preston Meyers (Embry) has been in love with beautiful class knockout Amanda Beckett (Hewitt) since the first time he laid eyes on her during their freshman year. His tormented infatuation with Amanda has intensified throughout high school and culminates at the party, where Preston must now seize this final opportunity to proclaim his love for her before he leaves town for Boston the next day. Preston decides to make his move at some point during the party, a particularly auspicious occasion since Amanda has just been dumped by her super-jock boyfriend, Mike Dexter (Facinelli). Mike broke up with his sweet Amanda so he could be free to pursue his testosterone-charged fantasies with college women.
In 2018, it will be 20 years since the Can't Hardly Wait gang threw their epic graduation party on the big screen. The cast think it's about time for a reunion movie, and now is as good a time as any to start the hype machine. Will we see Can't Hardly Wait 2 become a reality over the course of the next two years? Lead actors Jennifer Love Hewitt and Ethan Embry sure hope so.
It happened this year with Wet Hot American Summer, which returned in the form of a Netflix series. Like that movie, Can't Hardly Wait has continued to grow a strong cult following over the years. It stands as a perfect time capsule for the 90s, especially in terms of clothing, slang and the social structure of the teenage movement at that time. 90s nostalgia is about to reach its crescendo soon, and this may be the perfect sequel to get us there.Read More