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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 pretty, popular teenager can't go out on a date until her ill-tempered 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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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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31 March 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

10 cosas que odio de ti  »

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,330,681 (USA) (4 April 1999)

Gross:

$38,176,108 (USA) (29 August 1999)
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Trivia

Julia Stiles cried real tears in the scene where she reads her poem. See more »

Goofs

When Kat want to back out of the parking spot Joey parks his car behind her. The door of his car is completely visible. But when Kat purposely backs up into Joey's car she hits it with the right rear corner in the middle of the door, as seen in the close-up. That is only possible if Joey's car would have been parked a further four to five feet to the front. See more »

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Kat Stratford: I guess in this society, being male and an asshole makes you worthy of our time.
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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 »

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Spoofed in 10 Things I Hate About Love (2011) See more »

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Just Be Good To Me
Written by Terry Lewis and Jimmy Jam
Performed by The S.O.S. Band
Courtesy of Avant Garde Enterprises, Inc.
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It was very good
1 May 2000 | by See all my reviews

A movie like this doesn't exactly hit you over the head with its originality, and can only be as good as the actors. They must convince you that you've never seen anything like this before. In this case every single member of the cast is so good that they sold me on the movie from minute one. Heath Ledger & Julia Stiles make a great couple and his rendition of "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You" was one of the highlights. When Julia listed the "10 Things" she was crying and I was, too - extremely unusual for me in a movie like this. Everyone else was just as good and this movie is a keeper.


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