10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
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Kats paraphrase of Shakespeares Sonnet 141 [Though, strictly speaking, this isn't a paraphrase. It is just inspired by sonnet 141 (though it is basically just an original poem from the screenwriters).]
I hate the way you talk to me, and the way you cut your hair.
I hate the way you drive my car,
I hate it when you stare.
I hate your big dumb combat boots, and the way you read my mind.
I hate you so much it makes me sick, it even makes my rhyme.
I hate the way you're always right, I hate it when you lie,
I hate it when you make me laugh, even worse when you make me cry.
I hate it when you're not around and the fact that you didn't call
but mostly I hate the way I don't hate you, not even close, not even a little bit, not even at all.
In faith, I do not love thee with mine eyes,
For they in thee a thousand errors note;
But 'tis my heart that loves what they despise,
Who in despite of view is pleased to dote;
Nor are mine ears with thy tongue's tune delighted,
Nor tender feeling, to base touches prone,
Nor taste, nor smell, desire to be invited
To any sensual feast* with thee alone*:
But my five wits* nor my five senses can
Dissuade one foolish heart from serving thee,
Who leaves unsway'd the likeness of a man*,
Thy proud hearts slave and vassal wretch to be:
Only my plague thus far I count my gain,
That she that makes me sin awards me pain.
In the UK, one scene was removed for the theatrical release because that scene shows a butterfly getting flipped open. This version was rated BBFC 12. All the following releases on VHS and also on DVD contained the same version. But the recent Blu-ray and DVD release in 2010 (10th Anniversary Edition) is uncut and also rated BBFC 12.