History Film / CantHardlyWait

29th Apr '17 3:14:23 PM brian8871
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* OhCrap: Amanda literally says, "Oh, shit!" when she realizes that the guy she thought was an AbhorrentAdmirer and to whom she just gave a BreakingSpeech is actually the guy she had been looking for all night.
16th Nov '16 1:20:15 PM Discar
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[[DoggedNiceGuy Preston]] has been in love with [[LovableAlphaBitch Amanda]] since the first day of high school. When Amanda is dumped by her football player boyfriend [[JerkJock Mike]] shortly before graduation, Preston decides to attend [[WildTeenParty a big graduation party everyone's going to]] and declare his feelings for Amanda. Despite her reservations about Preston's plan, his best friend [[TheSnarkKnight Denise]] comes to the party with him. Also in attendance at the party are Mike, and [[{{Nerd}} William]], who has been bullied by Mike all through high school and is at the party to take final revenge on him. Denise's childhood friend [[PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy Kenny]] is also there, hoping to [[AManIsNotAVirgin lose his virginity]] before he goes to college.

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[[DoggedNiceGuy Preston]] has been in love with [[LovableAlphaBitch Amanda]] since the first day of high school. When Amanda is dumped by her football player boyfriend [[JerkJock Mike]] shortly before graduation, Preston decides to attend [[WildTeenParty a big graduation party everyone's going to]] and declare his feelings for Amanda. Despite her reservations about Preston's plan, his best friend [[TheSnarkKnight Denise]] comes to the party with him. Also in attendance at the party are Mike, and [[{{Nerd}} William]], who has been bullied by Mike all through high school and is at the party to take final revenge on him. Denise's childhood friend [[PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy Kenny]] is also there, hoping to [[AManIsNotAVirgin lose his virginity]] virginity before he goes to college.
10th Jun '16 7:54:42 PM nombretomado
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** [[{{Sliders}} Jerry O'Connell]] as Trip [=McNeely=], a Huntington graduate and hero of Mike's.

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** [[{{Sliders}} [[Series/{{Sliders}} Jerry O'Connell]] as Trip [=McNeely=], a Huntington graduate and hero of Mike's.
3rd May '15 9:12:17 PM Angeldeb82
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[[caption-width-right:300:Yesterday's [[TeenDrama history.]] Tomorrow's [[GrowingUpSucks the future.]] Tonight's [[WildTeenParty the party!]]]]

->''"...The point is I totally realized that, you know? [[Main/FateAndProphecyTropes Fate]]. There is fate. But it only takes you so far, because once you're there, [[SelfFulfillingProphecy it's up to you]] to make it happen.."''

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[[caption-width-right:300:Yesterday's [[TeenDrama history.]] history]]. Tomorrow's [[GrowingUpSucks the future.]] future]]. Tonight's [[WildTeenParty the party!]]]]

party]]!]]

->''"...The point is I totally realized that, you know? [[Main/FateAndProphecyTropes Fate]].{{Fate|AndProphecyTropes}}. There is fate. But it only takes you so far, because once you're there, [[SelfFulfillingProphecy it's up to you]] to make it happen.."''



* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: When Preston finally manages to face Amanda and tell her how he feels, Amanda [[spoiler: shuts him down with a BreakingSpeech, assuming that he's not any different from the other guys at the party who have propositioned her.]]

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* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: When Preston finally manages to face Amanda and tell her how he feels, Amanda [[spoiler: shuts him down with a BreakingSpeech, [[BreakThemByTalking by talking]], assuming that he's not any different from the other guys at the party who have propositioned her.]]her]].



** It's later explained that it's in honor of Barry Manilow's birthday, and that that radio station plays "Mandy" every hour on the hour

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** It's later explained that it's in honor of Barry Manilow's birthday, and that that radio station plays "Mandy" every hour on the hourhour.



** Mike [[spoiler:went to college on a football scholarship... which he lost after his drinking got in the way of his performance. He then turned into a JadedWashout, overweight and getting fired from his job at the car wash after some photos from the party surfaced.]]

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** Mike [[spoiler:went to college on a football scholarship... which he lost after his drinking got in the way of his performance. He then turned into a JadedWashout, overweight and getting fired from his job at the car wash after some photos from the party surfaced.]]surfaced]].
19th Nov '14 11:06:26 PM JohnnyLurg
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* FunnyBackgroundEvent: Every time Chris Owen's character appears on screen, he is stealing something, starting off relatively sanely with bags of chips at the shop and culminating with a ''police car''.

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* FunnyBackgroundEvent: Every time Chris Owen's character appears on screen, he is stealing something, starting off relatively sanely with bags of chips at the shop and culminating with a ''police car''. He is even credited as "Klepto Kid."
14th Nov '14 9:41:32 AM tropeminer
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* DawsonCasting: Averted with Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ethan Embry, Lauren Ambrose, and Charlie Korsmo, who were all in their late teens during filming. Played straight with Peter Facinelli and Seth Green, who were in their early twenties.



* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: ''Series/TheXFiles''? {{Brad|Pitt}} and Gwyneth? {{Pay phone}}s? Yep, it's TheNineties. The special edition DVD even has a '90s trivia game to {{lampshade|Hanging}} this fact.
6th Aug '14 7:17:47 AM Mdumas43073
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Basically a [[TheNineties 90s]] version of the classic teen comedies of the [[TheEighties 1980s]].

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Basically a [[TheNineties 90s]] Nineties]] version of the classic teen comedies of TheEighties. Or a successor to ''Film/AmericanGraffiti'' and ''Film/DazedAndConfused'' minus the [[TheEighties 1980s]].
period setting.
9th Jul '14 6:40:17 PM hylee7894
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* FreezeFrameBonus: During Lichter's long list of activities, it includes "Large Wooden Club" buried deep in a long list of language clubs. The List also repeats itself three times.
9th May '14 1:58:11 PM cybishop3
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* ExtremelyShortTimespan: except for a flashback or two, the entire film takes place in a 24-hour period. Not only that, but except for the introduction and epilogue, each about five minutes long, the rest of the movie all takes place at the party.
25th Feb '14 3:51:43 PM morenohijazo
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* LockedInTheBathroom: In a cross between this and LockedInARoom, Kenny (Creator/SethGreen) and Denise (Lauren Ambrose) lock themselves in the upstairs bathroom...and can't get out because the door's broken.
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