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10 Things I Hate About You
10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Kyle Cease
Cameron Fraser
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Cameron James
Tarance Houston
Greg Jackson (II)
Allison Janney
Andrew Keegan Joey Donner
Demegio Kimbrough
David Krumholtz Michael
Heath Ledger Patrick Verona
Julia Stiles Kat Stratford
Larisa Oleynik Bianca Stratford
Susan May Pratt Mandella
Gabrielle Union Chastity
Larry Miller Walter Stratford
Daryl Mitchell Mr. Morgan
Movie Details
Genre Comedy; Romance
Director Gil Junger
Producer Jeffrey Chernov; Jody Hedien; Andrew Lazar
Writer Karen McCullah Lutz; Kirsten Smith
Studio Disney / Buena Vista
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time 97 mins
Country USA
Color Color
IMDb Rating 6.6
Plot
It's, like, Shakespeare, man! This good-natured and likeable update of The Taming of the Shrew takes the basics of Shakespeare's farce about a surly wench and the man who tries to win her and transfers it to modern-day Padua High School. Kat Stratford (Julia Stiles) is a sullen, forbidding riot grrrl who has a blistering word for everyone; her sunny younger sister Bianca (Larisa Oleynik) is poised for high school stardom. The problem: overprotective and paranoid Papa Stratford (a dryly funny Larry Miller) won't let Bianca date until boy-hating Kat does, which is to say never. When Bianca's pining suitor Cameron (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) gets wind of this, he hires the mysterious, brooding Patrick Verona (Heath Ledger) to loosen Kat up. Of course, what starts out as a paying gig turns to true love as Patrick discovers that underneath her brittle exterior, Kat is a regular babe. The script, by Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith, is sitcom-funny with peppy one-liners and lots of smart teenspeak; however, its cleverness and imagination doesn't really extend beyond its characters' Renaissance names and occasional snippets of real Shakespearean dialogue. What makes the movie energetic and winning is the formula that helped make She's All That such a big hit: two high-wattage stars who look great and can really act. Ledger is a hunk of promise with a quick grin and charming Aussie accent, and Stiles mines Kat's bitterness and anger to depths usually unknown in teen films; her recitation of her English class sonnet (from which the film takes its title) is funny, heartbreaking, and hopelessly romantic. The imperious Allison Janney (Primary Colors) nearly steals the film as a no-nonsense guidance counselor secretly writing a trashy romance novel. --Mark Englehart
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 799
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 1/1/2007
Links Amazon US
IMDB
DVD Empire
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.85:1
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
UPC (Barcode) 717951004208
Chapters 22
Release Date 10/12/1999
Subtitles English
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 5.1
French Dolby Digital 5.1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Theatrical Trailer