A film inspired by the classic Shakespeare play "The Taming of the Shrew.", set in a modern day high school.
Release Year: 1999
Rating: 6.9/10 (90,826 voted)
Critic's Score: 70/100
Stars: Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Adapted from William Shakespeare's play "The Taming of the Shrew," 10 Things I Hate About You starts off with Cameron, new student at Padua High, sitting in the office of the quirky guidance counselor Ms. Perky. He is then shown around the school by Michael, who will become his best friend. During his tour is when Cameron first sees Bianca Stratford, a beautiful sophomore with one problem: she isn't allowed to date. And neither is her "shrew" sister, Katarina, a senior who loves indie rock and feminist prose and hates conformity. But Kat and Bianca's father alters his house rule: now, Bianca can date… as long as Kat has a date, too. Now, in order for Cameron to date Bianca, he has to find someone to date Kat. So Michael helps him enlist the help of pretty-boy/jerk/model Joey Donner, tricking him into thinking that *he* will get to take Bianca out if he pays someone to take out Kat…
Writers: Karen McCullah Lutz, Kirsten Smith
Susan May Pratt
(as Daryl 'Chill' Mitchell)
They're spitefully romantic
Release Date: 31 March 1999
Filming Locations: Aurora Bridge, Seattle, Washington, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $8,330,681
(4 April 1999)
(29 August 1999)
Did You Know?
At the end of the movie when Kat shares her sonnet, she describes 10 things she hates about Patrick though the number of items listed is up to interpretation.
In the scene where Bianca and Cameron are under a bridge and he's asking her does she like sailing, in one shot she has roots in her hair about an inch thick and in the next she has none, her hair has been dyed.
I'm down, I've got the 411, and you are not going out and getting jiggy with some boy, I don't care how dope his ride is. My momma didn't raise no foo'!
I can't stop watching this movie!
I wanted to see this movie when it first came out but never did. I
didn't get a copy until a week ago and finally watched it with my
girlfriend. I have to admit, I've seen it five times in the past week.
A lot of teen movies have very basic or clichéd plots, but not this
one. It's based on "The Taming of the Shrew" and it has a lot of
interesting twists. The music is awesome, every song actually fits the
moment, and the two love stories are actually interesting to watch.
Even all the actors did a really great job. The only bad thing is the
occasional dirty jokes. If you don't care for teen movies, don't worry,
you are just like me, this movie is still worth watching. I'm giving it
a 10 to bring those ratings up!