Benjamin Barry is an advertising executive and ladies' man who, to win a big campaign, bets that he can make a woman fall in love with him in 10 days. Andie Anderson covers the "How To" beat for "Composure" magazine and is assigned to write an article on "How to Lose a Guy in 10 days." They meet in a bar shortly after the bet is made.
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
One of the taglines for this movie is "How do I loathe thee? Let me count the ways" which is an obvious play on "How do I love thee? Let me count the ways." Although this movie contains multiple references to William Shakespeare and "The Taming of the Shrew", the line "How do I love thee? Let me count the ways" was written not by Shakespeare, but by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. It is the first line of Sonnet 43 from Barrett Browning's "Sonnets from the Portuguese" See more »
When Patrick and Kat are in the pedal boat, though they are pedaling, they do not move. See more »
10 Things I hate About You has a wonderful soundtrack, an awsome cast, and gives a whole new audience the chance to appreciate a classic, even if they don't realize it. The remake of Taming of the Shrew is done beautifully, in a way to get the point of the story across to a whole new generation who would probably never read the original story anyway. The soundtrack provides the same idea, with great remakes and samples by modern yet somewhat underground bands. The soundtrack is as great as the movie. Julia Stiles, admittedly my favorite actress to date, seems to actually "be" Kat, she plays the part so well. And Heath Ledger is her perfect match in every way...they even have the same smile. Larrisa Olynik is almost as convincingly clueless as Alicia Silverstone's Cher, and Joseph Gordon Levitt was perfect in his puppy love. The cast was great, the story line was great, the music was great, and I couldn't appreciate the movie more. It was a cool and convincing way to bring Shakespeare up to speed (though universally classic as he is) and to just plain have fun. The 10 is in the title for a reason.
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