10 Things I Hate About You
How do I loathe thee? Let me count the ways.
Bianca, a tenth grader has never gone on a date, but she isn't allowed to go out with boys until her older sister gets a boyfriend. The problem is, Kat rubs nearly everyone the wrong way. But Bianca and the guy she has her eye on, Joey, are eager, so Joey fixes Kat up with Patrick, a new kid in town just bitter enough for Kat.
Shakespeare's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW adapted as an '80s teen movie (and make no mistake, even though this film was made in the late '90s, it is an '80s movie through and through).
Young, fresh-faced unknowns at the time, Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger are tremendously appealing as the leads, and they guide an excellent supporting cast that includes Joseph Gordon-Levitt (who looks about 12 here), David Krumholtz, Larry Miller, Gabrielle Union, and Allison Janney.
While primarily just a very funny high school comedy with a number of charismatic performances and a more complicated plot than usual (courtesy of Shakespeare), the film also finds surprising depth in Stiles' character Kat, the caustic, bitingly witty "shrew," whose anti-social behavior is…
10 Things, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
1. Heath Ledger with his original hair, and shiny trousers.
2. "I know you can be overwhelmed, and you can be underwhelmed, but you can ever just be whelmed?"
3. Allison Janney and her erotic novel.
4. Letters To Cleo! On a roof!
5. "I've got a dick on my face, don't I?"
6. Baby JGL, and Larissa Oleynik, who really should have been massive.
7. A frankly ace 90's soundtrack.
8. Julia Stiles, ice queen (with a heart) extraordinaire.
9. "That's for making my date bleed, that's for my sister, and this...is for me."
10. Heath Ledger, again.
I could go on and on, but basically, this is tremendous fun.
Plus it's ten things, isn't it.
Shut up I like it.
Being very far removed from American culture it is often strangely delightful to watch these High School romances and their exaggerated portrayal of everyday life at your average HS. There is something about that setting that is very fascinating for me (and many others I'd assume) and even if it isn't anywhere near as black and white as in 10 Things I Hate About You I can't help but wonder what it'd be like in one of these. The strangest thing, however, is the fact that this movie works really well and had me entertained thoroughly for the 90 minutes. Now, I probably won't really think about it anymore in a few days but I had a great time watching…
They don't make them like this anymore.
Ten things I hate about 10 Things I Hate About You.
1. I hate that you've my second favourite Ledger role, even though that may be uncool.
2. I hate that you've a cowboy posse running around your school.
3. Not applicable.
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10. "But mostly I hate the way I don't hate you, Not even close, Not even a little bit, Not even at all."
Nostalgisch, blijft leuk!
Blijft zonde dat Heath Ledger er niet meer is...
This movie has become one of my new favourites!
There are several reasons why I'd recommend this movie to everyone. It has awesome comedy; it has romance; it has a 'no-bull' female character; it's got Heath Ledger, who is an absolute star that the girls will melt over, and a very young Joseph Gordon-Levitt who's fame has skyrocketed him to one of the most popular actors of these past few years. And for those who don't like soppy love stories there's just the right amount of dirty humor in there too.
Cute and terribly funny, I guess this film is one of those guilty pleasures of mine, one of those teenage 80s-90s romcoms that were really worth it and that many of us will love for years to come. The cast, consisting mainly of actors that are now well-known and pretty talented, too, is just awesome and so fun to watch!
And then I watch all those endless romantic comedies that are made nowadays and I realise that they will never be as memorable and timeless as a movie like '10 Things I Hate About You'.
This film proves that Shakespeare is still relevant today. It's also romantic, funny, charming and a classic high-school rom-com. Oh, and an adorable Joseph Gordon-Levitt is in it, along with an adorable Heath Ledger. What more does a high-school rom-com need?
"10 Things I Hate About You" is an instant classic. The comedy is great, and all the actors do a great job. I really enjoyed the small role of the teacher, and how he sent kids to the office for no reason at all. It't not your typical love story. It's how hatred turns into love.
10 things I loved about this film:
1. Young Joseph Gordon-Levitt
2. The soundtrack
3. How damn heart warming it is
4. Heath Ledger
5. The excellent dialogue
6. A modern Shakespeare adaption in modern English (yes, that was aimed at Romeo + Juliet)
7. Perfect length for this kind of film
8. Great ending
9. Managed to make a Shakespeare plot interesting
10. Heath Ledger (again)
Quirky and amusingly penned teen romance, with a bevy of strong turns from a cast filled with now noteworthy actors (Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles and Joseph Gordon-Levitt most notably). Cleverly adapted from Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew" the film is filled with sly literary nudges, along with good gags, likable characters and adequate heart. The ending irks slightly (it's not consistent that the feature shows a female being seduced into forgiveness by material gain), but up until those final few moments this is a sweet and hugely affable piece of mainstream culture. In the current climate it plays more effectively as a portrait of 90s teenage living than regularly cited peers such as "Clueless" and "Bring It On".
A new kid must find a guy to date the meanest girl in school, the older sister of the girl he has a crush on, who cannot date until her older sister does.
This is actually really worth a watch. It's a great modern take of the Taming of the Shrew and despite having the occasional excessively-teen-movie throwaway scenes, it's a well put-together film.