10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Front Cover Actor
Heath Ledger Patrick Verona
Julia Stiles Katarina Stratford
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Cameron James
Larisa Oleynik Bianca Stratford
David Krumholtz Michael Eckman
Andrew Keegan Joey Donner
Susan May Pratt Mandella
Gabrielle Union Chastity
Larry Miller Walter Stratford
Daryl Mitchell Mr. Morgan
Movie Details
Genre Comedy
Director Gil Junger
Studio Buena Vista
Language English
Running Time 90 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
As Shakespearean adaptations go, it's not quite as odd as moving The Tempest to another planet (as in Forbidden Planet) or Hamlet to a Canadian brewery (the secret subtext of Strange Brew), but it's still safe to say no one was expecting a version of The Taming of the Shrew set in an American high school. But unlike the previously mentioned films, 10 Things I Hate About You at least gives the Bard screen credit for his contribution to the story. In 10 Things I Hate About You, Bianca Stratford (Larisa Oleynik) is a tenth grader who has never gone on a date, as her parents have a little rule where Bianca isn't allowed to go out with boys until her older sister gets a boyfriend. The problem is, while her older sister Kat (Julia Stiles) is attractive and intelligent, she's also a mean-spirited misanthrope who rubs nearly everyone the wrong way — especially boys. But Bianca and the guy she has her eye on, Joey Donner (Andrew Keegan), are eager to get their romance on the road, so Joey fixes Kat up with Patrick Verona (Heath Ledger), a new kid in town who may be just bitter and mysterious enough to suit her. 10 Things I Hate About You is the first feature film for director Gil Junger, who previously worked extensively in television, including episodes of Dharma and Greg, Ellen, and Blossom. — Mark Deming
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Format DVD
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