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.
When her brother decides to ditch for a couple weeks, Viola heads over to his elite boarding school, disguised as him, and proceeds to fall for one of his soccer teammates, and soon learns she's not the only one with romantic troubles.
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
There is a musical reference to the dark plot initially intended in the original screenplay. The band The Suicide Machines' "Battle Hymns" (1998) poster can be seen in Kat's room, in the hallway and off the dance floor as Patrick enters Club Skunk. See more »
When Michael is almost hit by Kat's car, his goggles are up on his motorcycle helmet, but a moment later when he pulls up to Cameron, the goggles are on his face. See more »
It's not everyday you find a girl who'll flash someone to get you out of detention.
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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 »
Alternate versions of scenes with blatant sexual references were filmed for the television version, including:
Kat saying, "I warned him that if he told anyone, the cheerleading squad would find out how tiny... he was."
Patrick saying, "Don't say that kind of crap to me, people can hear you."
Patrick saying, "What's with this girl? Does she have beer flavored boobs?"
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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