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Star Trek

May 9, 2009

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Hell Yeah.

…another teen movie

April 8, 2009

Today I watched one of my favorite movies of all time: Can’t Hardly Wait. It’s a hidden gem that one wouldn’t typically recognize solely by the name. When asked which movie I’m referring to, a simple reply of “The one with Jennifer Love Hewitt” is enough to jog someone’s memory that it’s the most awesome movie in the world. I love Ethan Embry’s character “Preston”; his undying love for Jennifer Love Hewitt (JLH for the die hard fans) “Amanda” despite the fact he’s never actually talked to her reminds me a lot of myself. His hope that everything is a sign that he and Amanda are destined to be with each other (i.e. Barry Manilow’s Mandy  playing on the radio) is scarily accurate. Granted, at the end of the movie they do of course end up with each other, we know this because of the cliche freeze-frame-of-character-with-brief-description-of-where-they-are-now, which was typical for most movies in the late 90s. 

It’s a cheesy movie with a cheesy story, but I love it for two reasons: the characters are easily relatable and hilarious, and I’m still waiting for someone to write a letter to me saying that for the past four years I still manage to take their breath away when I walk by them.  I realize this is a stretch. Teen Comedies: they’re stupid, brainless, pathetic and easily my favorite genre of movie.

I’ve included a list of my top ten favorite Teen Comedies. I’ll marry the first person to watch all of them with me. In one day.

10. Superbad.

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Duh…

9. Revenge of the Nerds

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Easily one of my mom’s favorite movies, so, in turn, one of mine as well.

8. Mean Girls

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Changed my entire outlook on Halloween.

7. Better off Dead

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John Cusack’s best movie.

6. She’s All That

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Such a babe

5. Never Been Kissed

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I can recite this entire movie verbatim. 

4. 10 Things I Hate About you

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;(

3. Can’t Hardly Wait

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2. Clueless

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Someone once told me that I looked like Alicia Silverstone. It was probably my mom, but it was the best compliment I’ve ever received. 

and last but not least…

1. Sixteen Candles

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This movie is hilarious. Jake Ryan is a babe. And what girl doesn’t want this ending scene for every one of her birthdays prior to seeing this?

Congratulations to runners-up: Fast Times at Ridgemont High, The New Guy, She’s the Man, and Bring It On.