Ten Things I Hate about You Movie Review 1999

Information and Film Reviews for Ten Things I Hate about You the Movie

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This Bill Shakespeare guy must be raking in the royalties, dude! The Bard is once again adapted for teens in this update of his very un-PC comedy "The Taming of the Shrew." Obstetrician and single dad Walter (Miller) has seen enough teen pregnancies to fear all adolescent boys who show up with flowers. He decrees that his ultra-popular daughter Bianca (Oleynik) cannot date before her man-hating sister Kat (Stiles) does. Two lovesick suitors, vain Joey (Keegan) and sensitive guy Cameron (Gordon-Levitt), bribe new-kid-in-town Patrick (Ledger) to make advances on Kat in order to play "jumpeth the maiden" with Bianca. Kat and Patrick then engage in a duel of verbal thrusts and parries, gradually falling for each other. Incorporates some of Shakespeare's dialogue, but glosses over the more chauvinistic elements of his play.

Distribution

Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521-1120, Toll-free: 800-723-4763, URL: http://www.bvhe.com

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 97 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Modern Shakespeare, Comedy Drama, High School, Plays to Film: William Shakespeare, Dream Girls, Single Parents, Modern Updates, Teen Romance
Screenplay
Karen McCullah Lutz, Kirsten Smith
Cast
Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger, Larisa Oleynik, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Andrew Keegan, David Krumholtz, Larry Miller, Susan May Pratt, Daryl (Chill) Mitchell, Allison Janney, David Leisure, Gabrielle Union
Cinematography
Mark Irwin
Director
Gil Junger
Music
Richard Gibbs
Producer
Andrew Lazar, Jeffrey Chernov, Touchstone Pictures, Buena Vista

Awards

MTV Movie Awards 2000: Breakthrough Perf. (Stiles).

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