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
According to the 10th Anniversary commentary by the cast, Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles began dating during the filming. They broke up in January 2000. See more »
During Patrick and Kat's first conversation, they pass a bench at the side of the field. The scene cuts to Cameron and Michael in the bleachers and Patrick's position has changed. There are also many more people near the bench than in the previous shot. See more »
I'm thinking of getting a Tercel. Yeah, that's a Toyota.
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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 »
A scene at lunch where Cameron tells Kat he's sorry he had Pat get paid was taken out. This brings on the next scene where Kat drags Bianca out of class yelling at her for it (part of this can be seen in the bloopers at the end). Than they run into Perky who brings them to her office and tells Bianca that she's the shrew, and Bianca confesses that she didn't know about the money. See more »
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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