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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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shrew | school | dating | feminist | tutor | See All (122) »

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I pine, I perish! See more »

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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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Also Known As:

10 cosas que odio de ti  »

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$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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

The student Patrick pays off in the hallway is the actual leader of the Lincoln High School marching band mentioned above. The same band is depicted in the marching scene and also recorded the song Patrick sings to. See more »

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After Joey draws on Michael's face and Michael walks back to Cameron, the drawing on his face is darker than it was to begin with. See more »

Quotes

Walter Stratford: You know fathers don't like to admit it when their daughters are capable of running their own lives. It means we've become spectators. Bianca still let's me play a few innings - you've had me on the bench for years. When you go to Sarah Lawrence, I won't even be able to watch the game.
Kat Stratford: *When* I go?
Walter Stratford: Oh, boy. Don't tell me you changed your mind. I already sent 'em a check.
[Kat gasps in surprise, then hugs her father]
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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 »

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Version of Great Performances: Kiss Me Kate (2003) See more »

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Cruel To Be Kind
Written by Ian Gomm and Nick Lowe (as Nicholas Drain Lowe)
Performed by Letters to Cleo
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I can't stop watching this movie!
27 November 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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!


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