I ♥ RETRO – 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU

Rating: PG
Length: 97 mins
Cast: Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
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10 Things I Hate About You is a 1999 American romantic comedy film directed by Gil Junger and starring Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Larisa Oleynik. The screenplay is a modernization of William Shakespeare’s late-16th century comedy The Taming of the Shrew, retold in a late-1990s American high school setting. In the story, new student Cameron (Gordon-Levitt) is smitten with Bianca (Oleynik) and, in order to get around her father’s strict rules on dating, attempts to get bad boy Patrick (Ledger) to date Bianca’s ill-tempered sister, Kat (Stiles). The film is titled after a poem written by Kat about her bittersweet romance with Patrick. Much of the filming took place in the Seattle metropolitan area, with many scenes shot at Stadium High School in Tacoma.

Released March 31, 1999, 10 Things I Hate About You was number two at the domestic box office during its opening weekend, behind only The Matrix, and was a moderate financial and critical success. It was a breakthrough role for Stiles, Ledger, and Gordon-Levitt, all of whom were nominated for various teen-oriented awards.

“Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger add strong performances to an unexpectedly clever script, elevating 10 Things above typical teen fare.” – Rotten Tomatoes

“A witty reworking of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew in the form of a modern-day screwball teen comedy…” – The Times

“10 Things is a bright little romantic comedy, nicely and sharply written, which wears its learning winningly and lightly.” – The Guardian

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