After being introduced to Ethan Embry by his Cheap Thrills director Evan Katz, I made a mental note to myself to watch his breakthrough role in 90s teen comedy Can’t Hardly Wait as soon as possible. The gods were clearly shining on me as the film was playing in the classics section on my flight home from NYC.
It’s the last day of high school and the seniors are gearing up to enter the big bad world, after the party to end all parties. Embry plays the lovable lead who is determined to finally make his move on school sweetheart Jennifer Love Hewitt, who has just been dumped by her jock boyfriend. Seth Green, Lauren Ambrose, Freddy Rodriguez, Jaime Pressly and numerous others appear in this amusing and heartfely ensemble romp.