10 Things I Hate about You

10 Things I Hate about You

Gil Junger (1999)

12 Certificate


Our Score
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.


Lively teenager Bianca is not allowed to start dating until her man-hating sister Kat does first - but no boy is brave enough to ask her out. However, Bianca's would-be boyfriend thinks he has found the perfect man for the job in the shape of a quirky loner with a mysterious past. Comedy, based on Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, starring Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Larisa Oleynik.

Cast & 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
Mandella Susan May Pratt
Director Gil Junger
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Buena Vista International UKGuidance: Sexual situations, edited for language.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 9 Jul 1999
Comedy Drama