10 Things I Hate About You

"How do I loathe thee? Let me count the ways."

A teenage comedy based on a Shakespearean play, "10 Things I Hate About You" stars Heath Ledger and Julia Styles as the main characters Patrick and Kat. The film follows the pair's budding love-hate relationship and eventual romance. Cameron, a new student at Padua High School, falls in love with the vapid Bianca who is the younger sister to Kat. He learns that Bianca can't date unless her older sister Kat does and sets out to find someone for the socially unpopular Kat so that he can go out with her sister.

Cameron bribes Patrick, another unpopular student, to take Kat to a party which she attends in spite of her unwillingness. Although Patrick is supposed to want to be there with he is cold and cruel to her and she becomes angry. Meanwhile, Bianca learns that Joey, the boy she's in love with who funded the bribe to Patrick, is really an egotistic jerk and turns to Cameron for solace. At school, Patrick makes up for his behavior towards Kat at the party and the pair have a real date that ends with his asking Kat to the prom. The invitation causes a fight between them and their relationship becomes chilled once again.

The always at odds sisters find common ground when Kat reveals the source of her. Bianca convinces her to go to prom with Patrick while she goes with Cameron. When the bribery plot to win Kat over is brought up in front of her by Joey, she leaves, disgusted and upset with Patrick. Joey gets into a fight with Cameron which ends with Bianca's intervention. She overcomes her shallow nature and stands up for herself, hitting Joey repeatedly for all the wrong he's done to herself, her sister, and her friends. Things improve for Kat when her father allows her to go to the college of her choosing and she and Patrick make up for good.

PG-13
| 1999 | 1 hr 37 min | 7.2/10
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Director
Gil Junger
Language
English
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