10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Front Cover Actor
Heath Ledger Patrick 'Pat' Verona
Julia Stiles Katarina 'Kat' Stratford
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Cameron James
Larisa Oleynik Bianca Stratford
David Krumholtz Michael Eckman
Andrew Keegan Joey Donner
Susan May Pratt Mandella
Gabrielle Union Chastity
Larry Miller Mr. Walter Stratford
Daryl Mitchell Mr. Morgan (as Daryl 'Chill' Mitchell)
Allison Janney Ms. Perky
David Leisure Mr. Chapin
Greg Jackson Scruvy
Kyle Cease Bogie Lowenstien
Tarance Houston Derek
Cameron Fraser Trevor
Eric Riedmann Audio Visual Guy
Quinn Maixner Beautiful Jock
Demegio Kimbrough Coffee Kid #1
Todd Butler Coffee Kid #2
Dennis Mosley Cohort
Bianca Kajlich Coffee Girl
Nick Vukelic Drugged Out Loser
Benjamin Laurance Wimpy Loser
Aidan Kennedy Laughing Loser
Jelani Quinn Crying Loser
Jesse Dyer Screaming Loser
Aaron Therol Detention Student
Carlos Lacamara Bartender
Heather Taylor Drunken Girl
Joshua Thorpe Jock
J.R. Johnson Mba Guy at Party
Wendy Gottlieb Heather
Brian Hood Clem
Travis Muller Cowboy
Ari Karczag Kissing Guy
Laura Kenny Judith
Alice Evans Perky Girl
Joster Inglis Buckaroo Bartender
Nick Brown Biker
Movie Details
Genre Comedy; Romance
Director Gil Junger
Producer Andrew Lazar
Writer Karen McCullah Lutz; Kirsten Smith; William Shakespeare
Series Shakespeare
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time 97 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
It's, like, Shakespeare, man! This good-natured and likeable update of The Taming of the Shrew takes the basics of Shakespeare's farce about a surly wench and the man who tries to win her and transfers it to modern-day Padua High School. Kat Stratford (Julia Stiles) is a sullen, forbidding riot grrrl who has a blistering word for everyone; her sunny younger sister Bianca (Larisa Oleynik) is poised for high school stardom. The problem: overprotective and paranoid Papa Stratford (a dryly funny Larry Miller) won't let Bianca date until boy-hating Kat does, which is to say never. When Bianca's pining suitor Cameron (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) gets wind of this, he hires the mysterious, brooding Patrick Verona (Heath Ledger) to loosen Kat up. Of course, what starts out as a paying gig turns to true love as Patrick discovers that underneath her brittle exterior, Kat is a regular babe. The script, by Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith, is sitcom-funny with peppy one-liners and lots of smart teenspeak; however, its cleverness and imagination doesn't really extend beyond its characters' Renaissance names and occasional snippets of real Shakespearean dialogue. What makes the movie energetic and winning is the formula that helped make She's All That such a big hit: two high-wattage stars who look great and can really act. Ledger is a hunk of promise with a quick grin and charming Aussie accent, and Stiles mines Kat's bitterness and anger to depths usually unknown in teen films; her recitation of her English class sonnet (from which the film takes its title) is funny, heartbreaking, and hopelessly romantic. The imperious Allison Janney (Primary Colors) nearly steals the film as a no-nonsense guidance counselor secretly writing a trashy romance novel. --Mark Englehart
Personal Details
My Rating 10
Seen It Yes
Index 1
In Collection Yes
Owner David Cowley
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
UPC 717951004208
Release Date 2002
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Widescreen Closed-captioned Dolby
Links
Internet Movie Database