In this movie clip (at 2:01), actor Jack Black says:
That was so intense I, like, can't even with this place.
What does he mean he can't even with the place?
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"I can't even" is more typically used as a sentence fragment after some remark, like the person meant to finish the sentence as "I can't even believe that" or "I can't even imagine" or "I can't even talk any more about this." It's often said with frustration or sarcasm as if the speaker can't even finish speaking.
"That was so intense I, like, can't even with this place." would be more typically said as "This place was so intense, I can't even." In that clip, it's funny because the actor uses the expression without the normal pause at the end, instead filling in "with this place." It is definitely an unusual construct and indicates (to me) that he is flustered.
Some fun examples of "I can't even": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQ-zy4RoXZY
In the vernacular of young people, "I can't even" is a complete sentence. Sometimes, just saying "I can't" in the right context and with the right attitude gets the same point across. (The attitude of it is really important.) It embodies a complete lack of being able to handle or process something or someone, of being over and done with something or someone. Appropriate attitudes for the expression include being sassy, frustrated, and/or petty. "I can't" and "I can't even" are used colloquially in this way.
Brad and Angelina broke up again. Did you hear? I just can't with those two. One day they're broken up, and then the next they're back together. I can't keep track. It's too much to deal with. I can't even.