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Absolutely love this film, my favourite feel-good film ever. Everyone by now knows pretty much the jist of the story line, and if you haven't seen it yet, you need to! It's the perfect film to just curl up to and pig out with chocolate, the story line is easily followed and the characters are all unique and you get to love them all.
Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles are the perfect pair to have played the two leading parts. It's hard to pick a favourite character as I'm sure many people will agree because there are so many diverse characters that you have to love them all, even Joey Donner who can be a bit of an idiot but you have to laugh at his misfortune.
I recommend this as the best feel-good film and you have to watch it at least once!
The film starts with new kids Cameron joining the school and being shown around, he then sees the spoilt rich brat Bianca, she is a pretty lass who Cameron instantly decides he wants to be with, but there is one thing in is way, a good looking rich kid called Joey, so he has him to content with for her affections.
Well apart from the massive problem her father has with her dating anyone. He is so protective over his girls that no one has a chance of getting near them. Kat who is Biancas sister is totally the opposite of Bianca, she does not go all out to impress anyone, in fact she does not seem to care what other people think of her and she is always just being herself. She is not so popular in school although she did used to be, but she got bored of been popular and changed in herself, the reason does come out later in the film.
Due to the fact that Kat is not really is not interested in dating, her father decides to change the no dating rule, that Bianca can date when her sister does. Now there comes the big problem, no one wants to date Kat due to her been moody oh and a big bitch.
So Bianca sets out with Cameron to get someone to try to date Kat. And income Patrick, he's the bad boy of the school, and however persistent he is, he has to work pretty hard to get a date with Kat, and then only tries once he is offered cash from Joey to date her. After some hard work he manages to get Kat out on a date but once she finds out that he was paid will things be over for good between them. And just who will win the heart of Bianca, who was the reason this all started.
The two main characters in this film that stood out more than most for me was Kat who is played by Julia Stiles and Patrick who is played by Heath Ledger, they are both main parts in the film and they play them brilliantly. I really like their acting in this film, they play the funny parts really good but also play the more emotional parts really well too. I don't think these parts could have been played out any better than what they were.
I also liked the sound track of this film, which had some good music on the film, and seemed to fit in well in the places that the songs were put.
This film is actually one of my favourite films I have watched it at least 10 times now maybe more, but the film never gets boring, even though I know what is going to happen, I still love to watch it and I still laugh at the funny parts. I would recommend this to anyone to watch it is a very good film, with both funny and emotional scenes in but you will not be bored.
I watched 10 Things I Hate About You mainly for the famous actors I knew playing in it, little did I know it would become one of my favourite teen films to watch whenever I was in the mood for one. It has a great cast, and I suppose the plot is a bit worn out and predictable for these types of movies, but it still managed to keep me watching!
I watched this on Netflix, however after a quick search you can buy it from Amazon new for £8 or used from £2. It's rated at a 12 which I think is fair seeing as it is a teen movie, and nothing really happens in it aside from swearing at one point if I remember correctly.
The plot is inspired by Shakespeare's play Taming Of The Shrew, however with it's own modern day twist to it. Cameron, played by a very young Joseph Gordon Levitt, is the new student in school, and ends up becoming obsessed with popular girl Bianca. However, the only problem is that he is not allowed to date her until Kat, her older and the social outcast of the school, played by Julia Stiles, dates to.
So Cameron sets on the task of finding Kat a boyfriend, and finds her perfect match in Heath Ledger's character Patrick. Of course, Kat doesn't agree to go out with him, so the main element of the film is trying to get her to go out with Patrick and Cameron's quest to date Bianca.
The plotline is one of the teen comedy romance style genres that I can actually stand, as to me it isn't too repetitive and ridiculously unfunny. It actually manages to keep you watching and the characters actually keep you interested in their stories and how things turn out for them.
I preferred it to other teen movies I've seen, as usually they just go with the whole cliché style of movies and it ends up being predictable. While this is a bit predictable, I still think it's a pretty good film as there are funny bits to it and the actors make it bearable.
The acting is good, even considering how young some of the famous actors are in it. I liked the way they showed their characters, and they did make me want to keep watching to know what happens to all of them. They were cast well, and I think Joseph Gordon Levitt does make for a good nerdy type guy, Heath Ledger for the rebellious outsider, and also while I do love Julia Stiles from her role in Dexter, I did really enjoy her as Kat to as she definitely showed her as the rebellious teen.
Overall, I definitely think this is a feel good teen comedy, that I think is perfect for watching on a light day when you just want to chill out. I thought it was much better than the other teen movies that are out, and I liked seeing famous actors super young to!
This film is my all time favourite! it is Based on shakespears the taming of the shrew and tells the story of two sisters who are the complete opposite to each other, one is popular and the other is feared my her peers. the younger sister is told she can only date when her older sister does(the scary one), so the crush of the younger sister pays a tough and may i say very good looking boy (heath ledger) to take her sister out, to start with they hate each other but with alot of time fights and lies they fall in love. i love the sound track to this film and if i could only ever watch one film again it would mlost deffinately be this one i cannot praise it enough!! It is a very witty yet serious romantic comedy and the fact that heath ledger starred in it before he passed away takes my rating to 5 stars indeffinately.
10 Thing I Hate About You is a film from the 90's featuring a freshed faced Julia Stiles and the sadly late Heath Ledger. It's classed as a teen film and I'd say it's definately a girly one at that.
The story involves a moody feminist girl, Kat (Stiles), who has decided to give up on men and doesn't date or go to the parties that the other high school students do. This aggravates her sister who is keen to do all these things but her neurotic father won't allow it for fear of her becoming pregnant and mucking up her studies. Ledger's character is an equally moody and grungy guy who begins to pursue Kat as part of a deal he has struck with another guy who wants to date Kat's sister, as their father won't allow her to go to prom unless Kat goes. As the story unfolds, Kat falls for him but then is horrified to discover it was part of a bet.
While the acting is nothing spectacular, this is a really lighthearted and at times funny film. The father is rather comical in the way he deals with bringing up the 2 girls himself. As there is a really guessable ending it's not the greatest storyline either and there have been other similar films such as She's All That which have involved a similar plot. That said, it's an enjoyable chick flick and fans of teen romcoms will love it.
This is definitely one of my favourite films. Featuring the brilliant late Heath Ledger, this film contains everything that a "teen" movie should - angsty music, loud parties, stereotypical groups such as Jocks and Nerds, and of course, Shakespeare. The film has the ability to draw in an audience of a varied type of person, actual teenagers will love this film, as will their parents. The film is realistic, and does not skirt around any topics - there is the hilarious anecdotes on pregnancy, drugs and dating, the last being the main theme in the film. The two sisters contrast hilariously, the uptight feminist Kat, and the pretty flirt Bianca. At first, it seems as if the character of Bianca is flimsy and uninteresting, however later in the film she becomes less trustworthy and more conniving, giving her a more three dimensional feel. The opposite happens with Kat, as at the start she is shown as being hard and unfeeling, and as the film goes on she becomes deeper and the audience begin to love her. This film is brilliant.
One of the best teen films of the 90s! A great opening career for Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger (who were newcomers at the time this film was released) Based on William Shakespeare's 'The taming of shrew.'
Katarina Straford is a girl who is dedicated to hard work, loves making people cry and getting into trouble and doesn't want anything to do with lads as she describes the boys at her school as ' brain washed imbeciles.' However, her younger sister Bianca is the most popular and prettiest girl in high school, but then this new boy arrives at the high named named Cameron, who notices her while his new friend shows Cameron the sort of people around the high school. Bianca tells her dad, her dad is very strict and neither of the girls are allowed to date until they graduate, but then he changes the rule slighty - even more stricter - Bianca can only date until Kat does. But, then Bianca likes Joey so he tells Joey that she can only date until her sister does, so then he goes round and asks all boys who would date Kat, but one boy named Patrick Verona, the high school's biggest rebel comes in and offers to date Kat as he paid! Will this set up work out? Does Kat really love Patrick? Who dates? and who doesn't? Will it be a happy ending for everyone?
Kat Straford - Julia Stiles
Patrick Verona - Heath Ledger
Cameron James - Joseph Gordon Levitt
Bianca Straford - Larisa Oleynik
Joey Donner - Andrew Keegan
Walter Straford - Larry Miller
Ms Perky - Alison Janney.
director: Gil Junger
release date : 9th July 1999 (cinema)
run time: 97 minutes
a tenth anniversary addition of the DVD is out now!
This film has got to be one of my favourite teen films! good story, good characters, good plot and great cast!
10 things i hate about you is one of my ultimate favourite films. In comparison to many recent productions this seems to be quite a low budget film but I still think it's one of the best. It is an American teen comedy with a typical romantic college storyline. The storylines probably not one of the best but it is still interesting and a great film. It is very light hearted and has a great soundtrack as well as many areas of classic comedy - like when Heath Ledger sings!. The cast is full of stars including the late Heath Ledger which is one of the main reasons to watch this film, especially if your a Heath Ledger fan! This film is great for a girly night in and for a laugh with a group of mates. I woul definately reommend it if you are staying in with friends and wanting a good romantic comedy, it's not too cheesy or annoying and is a great laugh!
10 Things I Hate About You is a 1999 American rom/com directed by Gil Junger (Black Knight) and stars Julia Stiles (The Prince and Me and The Bourne Series) and the late Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight and Brokeback Mountain).
Loosely based on Shakespeare's play The Taming of The Shrew it looks to bring his great work to the attention of young teenagers set in modern Pacific Northwest American High School.
Cameron James is the new kid. Lost, confused about the strange new school that he's in and hanging around with the resisdent AV geek Micheal aren't exactly going to get him many friends either. That's until he sees the beautiful, sweet, charming (you get the picture) Bianca Stratford and it's love at first sight.
When he learns that she's single and looking for a French tutor he immediatley jumps at the chance.
But like all budding teenage romance pictures there a problem, and this one take the form of Bianca's older sister Kat aka The Shrew. See Kat and Bianca's father won't let Bianca date until Kat does and with Kat being a proud, unsociable, nonconforming feminist who listens to riot grrrl music and is firmly against dating, makes it hard for them to find a guy that is tough enough to 'Tame the Shrew.'
That's where bad boy Patrick Verona (Ledger) comes in. Apparently selling his liver on the black market for speakers and eating a live duck is perfect example for tough women seduction. Go figure.
But will Patrick's bad boy charm be enough to make Kat fall for him, allowing Cameron to date Bianca, stealing her right from under the nose of arrogant jock Joey?
It does follow most of the generic teenage high school dramas with a few added extras (a headmisstress that spends her time writing her debut erotic novel for one) yet it brings something hidden that somehow makes me really enjoy watching the film.
Stiles is great as Kat, the proud sarcastic femminist who firmly belives that her sister is living in the superficail world of 'Look at Me! Look at Me!'. A superficial world where most teenage girls seem to live in. With the chemistry between her and Ledger is unmistakable, the two playing of one another with the finese of much more expreienced actors (this was one of the first major films).
The directing, Junger's first time out, is pretty sound, no glaring errors or mistakes and the soundtrack interesting to say the least, one that tells it's point, relating to the story at every turn.
Overall if you like teenage dramas then you'll like this, if you want to try and find all of the hidden Shakespeare references then watch this.
If you hate fake American rom/coms, high school drama and romances then avoid at all costs.
Rating: PG 13
Length: 97 mins
Students who kicks their professors in the...well, privates.
Professors who kick students out of class for no apparent reasons, a headmistress who spends her time writing erotic stories in her office...despite all the powerful Post Modern illustrations, I still maintain that dear ol' Willie Shakespeare would have been proud of this adaptation of The Taming of the Shrew. I have to admit that the first time I watched this film, I was certainly not impressed with the manner in which they handled one of my favorite Shakespearean plays, downgrading it- in my opinion- to just another teen movie. However, I was bored the other day and watched this film again and to my surprise; I actually loved it this time. I think the film is very feisty and fun and can be interpreted as both an adaptation of the play, or a mere entertaining teen movie- and I like it both ways!
When Cameron sees Bianca, it is love at first sight. Cameron dreams of asking the beautiful and popular girl out, but soon learns that Bianca's father is extremely strict. He refuses to allow his daughter date, until and unless, his other daughter, Kat goes out with some guy too. Thing is, Kat is extremely against dating, parties, boys, and any other forms of socialization. She prefers to remain rather haughty and aloof towards everyone. Cameron soon devises a plot where he manages to get the school's bad boy to take Kat out...
Julia Stiles was Kat in the film, and the "shrew" in the play. I have to say that she certainly deserves all accolades and acclaim as being the perfect Shakespeare girl. I certainly cannot imagine anyone else playing the role of Kat. She was just perfect- her acting, according to me, was neither too forced nor too weak. I imagine that Kat was not an easy role to play: The character is someone who comes across as very forceful and arrogant, and yet the film somewhat encourages you to feel sorry for her. Julia Stiles depicted this to perfection. There are times when you really can't stand her harshness and haughtiness, but you still manage to see the vulnerability underneath.
Heath Ledge was as awesome in his role of Patrick. I would say that if regarded as just another teen movie, he certainly is the kind of bad boy rebel who makes thirteen and fourteen year old girls dream! I loved his accent; it added another dimension to his personality in the film. He also had some humoristic appeal in the film, and I believe that Ledge juggled the comic scenes well. Also, there was quite some chemistry between Ledge and Stiles, and this added to the romantic touch of the film as a whole.
Julia Stiles as Kat Stratford
Heath Ledger as Patrick Verona
Joseph Levitt as Cameron James
Larisa Oleynik as Bianca Stratford
David Krumholtz as Michael Eckman
Andrew Keegan as Joey Donner
Larry Miller as Dr Walter Stratford
Susan Pratt as Mandella
Gabrielle Union as Chastity Church
This is quite a highly recommended film. The marvellous acting, great chemistry, and romantic dimension of the film served into turning it into one of my favorite movies. Also guaranteed to please any Shakespearean fan like myself!
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10 things I hate about you was released in 1999 originally and stars amongst others the late Heath Ledger. I watched this movie recently on DVD and thought it was okay but nothing incredibly special. I found that it was funny in parts and had some memorable moments but overall didn't do too much for me.
The plot of this movie is simple enough. Bianca Stratford played by Larisa Oleynik wants to start dating as a typical teenager. However, her father played by Larry Miller doesn't want her too and is protective of his daughter. Therefore, he makes the decision that until her older sister Kat played by Julia Stiles is actually dating, then nor will she be able to. Unfortunately there doesn't look much chance of that in the near distant future. There is an added complication for Bianca when Cameron played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt joins the school and falls for her. Together with his friend they hatch a plot to get the school bad boy, Patrick Verona played by Heath Ledger to starting going out with Kat.
So really, the movie takes the course you'd expect from a teen comedy and features the customary prom night which is always there in alot of these types of films. The problem for me was there was not a lot of substance to the film really and didn't always keep my interest going.
On a plus side the cast were excellent with some strong performances in my opinion, especially from Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger who has always been good in alot of movies he was in. They are ably supported by the rest of the cast too who are good.
There are some pretty funny scenes in this movie as mentioned and it's definately not too bad but when you compare it to teen comedies such as American Pie I think it falls a bit short. Still possibly worth watching if you can rent it or buy it cheaply but not the best comedy ever.
10 Things I Hate About You came out back in 1999. Can you believe this film is over ten years old! That is scary. This film stars the superb Heath Ledger and Julia Styles and was directed by Gil Junger. This is an American teen comedy and it did pretty well at the box office and even managed to pick up a few awards.
The story tells of two sisters, Bianca and Cat. Bianca is everything a teen girl wants to be, popular, pretty and clever. However he big sister is not like her at all, she wants to do her own things, refuses to conform to teen life and wants something very different than her sister. Then one day an interesting young rogue takes an interest in Kat. This surprises her and she thinks he must have some hidden motive. She is not wrong, he is only interested in her for what he can get out of it, or is he. So the plot continues as these two get close and then its all goes pear shaped.
This story is actually based on the Shakespeare classic 'The taming of the shrew'. I'm not a huge follower of Shakespeare and I'm not familiar with the original so I can't really say how close the story in the film is to the play.
I really like this film. I've seen lots of teen movies over the years and some are pretty boring and predictable, however this one is something a little different. Its a good strong story and the acting is excellent. This was one of Heath Ledgers first films and it really showed what potential he had to be a class actor. Julia Styles also plays a very good part.
Another thing I like about his film is the soundtrack. There are some classic songs on here and I was really into some of the bands that appear in this film. The music sets the mood perfectly for the film and really goes with the action well.
The film runs for 97 minutes which is really quite short. The film flies by and I think they could of added another twenty minutes and it would still have been entertaining. Its good that the film keeps you entertained all the way through and there are no slows parts in there.
The film is rated as 12. There is some mild swearing in there and some crude humour that may offend some people. Most people will be fine with this one though as there is nothing to offensive in there.
The DVD is OK, nothing to special in there though. I would buy this film for the DVD itself rather than the extras that include things like trailers and extra scenes.
Overall this is a really good teen film. Its got lots of funny bit in there and its a really good story that sucks you in. There are some quality actors in there and the soundtrack is awesome. So a film that is definitely worth a watch and don't be put off by the fact its a teen comedy, its really good!
This has been one of my favourite teenage rom-coms since it first came out. I hadn't seen it in a while though so when I saw it was on TV last night I was looking forward to watching it again.
The film is about a group of teenagers at school who all have problems with dating. Cameron falls for Bianca on his first day at a new school but until her older sister, Kat, begins dating, Bianca isn't allowed anywhere near boys. So Cameron and his friend set up a plan to get Kat a date and that date ends up being with the most unlikely person she'd get on with in the entire school.
This is the film that first made me a fan of Heath Ledger who plays Patrick, the unlikely guy who has to try and date Kat. He plays a bad boy who smokes, drinks and has lots of nasty rumours going around the school about weird things he has apparently done. But no one really knows him properly as he generally doesn't talk to anyone else and keeps himself to himself which means that it's hard for him to win Kat over.
Julia Stiles plays Kat and she's not your typical girly girl. She doesn't have many friends, is a feminist and hates most of the people in her school which makes it doubly hard for Patrick to get on her good side. But their fondness for each other begins to materialise and you can see that a connection is gradually being formed between them.
I think this is a great rom-com film and I still love it now just as much as I did when it first came out. It's funny and enjoyable to watch and there's a great part when Heath Ledger sings 'Can't Take my Eyes off of You' while leaping across the school sports field stands which is so much fun to watch.
It is a little outdated now but because I remember it from when it was first released, it's one of those classic films that I'll always love.
This film is one of the classic 90's films like clueless that has been taken from serious books. 10 things i hate about you is an adaptation of taming of the shrew though watching it you wouldn't think that it has anything to do about shakespeare.
This film is full of loveable characters like kat and bianca. The two sisters who being completely different begin to understand and become closer throughout the film.
The two guys cameron and patrick are the two nice guys who are after the girls, with joey being the one who is the cheesy bad guy.
I love the relationship between Kat and Patrick. With the relationship starting because Patrick is payed to take out Kat. ( There father is over protective and tells bianca that she can only date when kat does, so joey pays patrick to date Kat so he can go out with bianca) But the two truely fall in love with each other. They have the same i don't care attitude that i love in relationships. The trust is there but they know that the other wouldn't do anything to threaten the relationship (well apart from getting payed) They are both very independent individuals that manage to open up with each other.
I love the line about the prom "it's just an excuse for all the nerds at our school to rub up against each other to distract themselves from the pathetic emptiness of thier meaningless consumer driven lives" It has been repeated so much by Kat that even her sister and her sisters friend can now repeat it word for word!
The music in the film is actually amazing, i love every song in it now and can sing them word for word.
I would describe this film as a chick flick for sure. This film combines comedy with romance and with the title you can kind of guess it s a teen film.
The main characters in this: Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles are two of my favourite actors and they join forces to produce this rather funny, but at times emotional film. Other actors who are quite well known include Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Larisa Oleynik who play friends´of the characters. Even though the majority of the characters in this film are teenagers, they arent played by teenagers. This is something I find very common with alot of teen flicks.
In this film, Heath Ledger is Patrick Verona and Julia Stiles is Kat Stratford. This comedy is set in a high school and Ledger and Stiles are both teenagers. The way the story goes is that Kat´s sister and her were not allowed to date until their dad decided to change the rules. Bianca can only date if her sister Kat dates. A little complicated right! Cameron, a teenager boy played by Gordon-Levitt wants to date Bianca, but in order to do this he must find a date for stubborn Kat! Cameron thinks he can pay someone to date Kat and chooses Patrick to be the man!
Throughout the film, you see how the personalities of the characters act with each other and thus the title "10 things I hate about you". Without giving too much away, there are some good little sing songs in this film, without being too cheesy! Ledger sings great in this film and makes it very entertaining.
One of my favourite moments / songs in this film is when Patrick sings: "I love you baby" in the football arena. Very romtantic and very funny in my own kinda humour-ish way!
Overall I definitely would recommend this film to most of you out there. Its rated as PG-13, so of course I wouldnt recommend it to children under 13 without parental or guardian supervision. This film has some good ups and downs and at the end of watching this film, you do feel good!
It's, like, Shakespeare, man! This good-natured and likeable update of The Taming of the Shrew takes the basics of Shakespeare's farce about a surly wench and the man who tries to win her and transfers it to modern-day Padua High School. Kat Stratford (Julia Stiles) is a sullen, forbidding riot grrrl who has a blistering word for everyone; her sunny younger sister Bianca (Larisa Oleynik) is poised for high school stardom. The problem: overprotective and paranoid Papa Stratford (a dryly funny Larry Miller) won't let Bianca date until boy-hating Kat does, which is to say never. When Bianca's pining suitor Cameron (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) gets wind of this, he hires the mysterious, brooding Patrick Verona (Heath Ledger) to loosen Kat up. Of course, what starts out as a paying gig turns to true love as Patrick discovers that underneath her brittle exterior, Kat is a regular babe. The script, by Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith, is sitcom-funny with peppy one-liners and lots of smart teenspeak; however, its cleverness and imagination doesn't really extend beyond its characters' Renaissance names and occasional snippets of real Shakespearean dialogue. What makes the movie energetic and winning is the formula that helped make She's All That such a big hit: two high-wattage stars who look great and can really act. Ledger is a hunk of promise with a quick grin and charming Aussie accent and Stiles mines Kat's bitterness and anger to depths usually unknown in teen films; her recitation of her English class sonnet (from which the film takes its title) is funny, heartbreaking and hopelessly romantic. The imperious Allison Janney (Primary Colors) nearly steals the film as a no-nonsense guidance counsellor secretly writing a trashy romance novel. --Mark Englehart