10 Things I Hate about You

  • 12
  • Gil Junger (1999)
  • US
  • 93 min
10 Things I Hate about You
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Film Review
Reviewed By
4 out of 5

Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew gets updated, Clueless-style, to high-school America in this engaging romantic comedy from debut director Gil Junger. Kat (Julia Stiles) is the sulky teenager who doesn't like anybody. This causes a problem for her hormonally charged younger sister Bianca (Larisa Oleynik), who has been told by their dad that she can't date until Kat does. Then-newcomer Heath Ledger (who looks remarkably like Jim Morrison) plays the unfortunate lad picked to introduce Kat to the dating scene, while the rest of the cast is peppered with equally good-looking youngsters, including Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Premium Rush) as Bianca's sweet but nerdy admirer. Smartly paced, fun and funny, this is just as enjoyable for adults as it is for its intended teenage market.

Plot Summary

Romantic comedy, based on Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, starring Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles. Bianca Stratford is banned by her parents from going on a date until her older sister Katarina has a boyfriend, but unfortunately big sister has an excessively aggressive personality and only manages to send most boys running for cover. However, when a new guy arrives in town, Bianca's suitor Joey hits on a plan that could be the answer to their problem.

Cast and crew


Patrick Verona
Heath Ledger
Katarina Stratford
Julia Stiles
Cameron James
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Bianca Stratford
Larisa Oleynik
Michael Eckman
David Krumholtz
Joey Donner
Andrew Keegan
Susan May Pratt


Gil Junger

Other Information

Theatrical distributor: 
Buena Vista International UK
Sexual situations, edited for language.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Released 9 Jul 1999
Certificate 12