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10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Front Cover Actor
Heath Ledger Patrick Verona
Julia Stiles Kat Stratford
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Cameron James
Larisa Oleynik Bianca Stratford
David Krumholtz Michael
Andrew Keegan Joey Donner
Susan May Pratt Mandella
Gabrielle Union Chastity
Larry Miller Walter Stratford
Daryl Mitchell Mr. Morgan
Kyle Cease
Cameron Fraser
Tarance Houston
Greg Jackson (II)
Movie Details
Genre Comedy; Romance
Director Gil Junger
Producer Jeffrey Chernov; Jody Hedien
Writer Karen McCullah Lutz; Kirsten Smith
Studio Touchstone
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13
Running Time 97 mins
Country USA
Color Color
IMDb Rating 6.8
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.
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 4
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Price 14,99 €
Links IMDB
Amazon Germany
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Edition Details
Format DVD
Region 2
Screen Ratio 1.85:1
Barcode 717951004208
Release Date 11.07.2002
Subtitles Dänisch; Deutsch; Finnisch; Griechisch; Hebräisch; Isländisch; Kroatisch; Norwegisch; Polnisch; Portugiesisch; Schwedisch; Spanisch
Audio Tracks Deutsch Dolby Digital 5.1
Englisch Dolby Digital 5.1
Spanisch Dolby Digital 5.1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1