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10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  31 March 1999 (USA)
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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.


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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. His choice: Patrick Verona, a bad-boy with a mysterious reputation--some say he ate a live duck once, ... Written by Erica Baffa

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How do I loathe thee? Let me count the ways. See more »


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude sex-related humor and dialogue, alcohol and drug-related scenes, all involving teens | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

31 March 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

10 cosas que odio de ti  »

Box Office


$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,330,681 (USA) (2 April 1999)


SGD 412,405 (Singapore) (10 September 1999)

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Did You Know?


Patrick (Heath Ledger) sings "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" by Frankie Vallie to Kat (Julia Stiles). This makes Heath Ledger the third actor to sing this song prior to playing a Batman villain. The first was Christopher Walken in The Deer Hunter (1978) before going on to play Max Schrek in Batman Returns (1992). Michelle Pfeiffer in The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989) before going on to play Selina Kyle/Catwoman in Batman Returns (1992). See more »


In the first scene with Patrick, his book bag strap can be seen in one shot, then in the next shot it's gone. See more »


Walter Stratford: Where's your sister going?
Kat Stratford: She's meeting some bikers. Big ones. Full of sperm.
Walter Stratford: Funny.
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Crazy Credits

During the credits there are practical jokes made by cast and crew and also goofs - including scenes that didn't make the final cut. See more »


Spoofs The Deer Hunter (1978) See more »


Saturday Night
Written by Marti Sharron, Danny Sembello, and Rodney Jerkins
Performed by Ta-Gana
Courtesy of Third Rail/Hollywood Records
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Pretty good overall
8 December 2004 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

Based on Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew," "10 Things I Hate About You" offers a refreshing revival of the "good" teen films, as compared to the "typical" teen films.

It's based on Shakespeare's story somewhat loosely. It's about a teenaged girl whose father will not allow her to date. Finally he comes up with a clever idea - if she can convince her older sister (who is a strict, boring "b***") to date someone, the younger sibling can as well. Her father knows this is as realistic as saying "When pigs begin to fly" but then he can't be accused of being unfair.

"10 Things..." is overall pretty good. It's better than I thought it would be. It has some funny moments, it's got a talented cast with some older actors popping up in various humorous roles, etc. It's not as refreshing or unique as a John Hughes teen comedy but it certainly plays upon some of the clichés of the genre (invented by Hughes no less) to good effect.

Overall, I was impressed with the movie, and the actors, and that's saying a lot considering it's a teen film (a genre I have come to loathe recently with entries such as "Slackers" etc.).

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