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10 Things I Hate about You

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 1999
  • Gil Junger
  • 93 mins
  • 12

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.

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Review

A star rating of 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 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.

Credits

Cast

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Patrick VeronaHeath Ledger
Katarina StratfordJulia Stiles
Cameron JamesJoseph Gordon-Levitt
Bianca StratfordLarisa Oleynik
Michael EckmanDavid Krumholtz
Joey DonnerAndrew Keegan
MandellaSusan May Pratt

Crew

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DirectorGil Junger

Details

Theatrical distributor
Buena Vista International UK
Released on
1999-07-09
Languages
English | French
Guidance
Swearing, sexual references.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour

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