‘Can’t Hardly Wait’ (Preston): “This is everything I’ve been wanting to say to her”

CAN’T HARDLY WAIT by Harry Elfont & Deborah Kaplan

From: Movie

Type: Dramatic

Character: Preston is a young dreamer who is just about to graduate high school.

Gender: Male

Age Range: Late Teens

Summary: Preston is finally ready to tell Amanda how he feels about her.

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PRESTON: It’s like if there really is one person out there for everybody, why wouldn’t you wait for just the right moment to tell them how you feel? And, if the two of you really are meant to be then you have to believe that that moment will come. And I think it has. Tonight. And I know that like, if I tried to tell Amanda all this in person it would never come out right and I‘m always much better when I can write things down, so… This — this is everything I’ve been wanting to say to her for the past four years. Like how my heart stops every time I see her. And how her smile ranks up there as one of the most beautiful things in the world, you know?

And I told her she deserves better Mike Dexter. I know she does. There’s so much more to her than that. I really want her to know it. And hey, it’s not like I’m thinking she’s gonna read this and run away with me to Vegas but… Well, if she’d even just give me a chance – just the slightest chance… then, who knows? We might really be happy.

It‘s good, isn’t it? I really think she’s gonna love it. And I think I’m ready to do this. It’s time. (a beat) Any words of encouragement?

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