10 Things I Hate About You 1999

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(156) IMDb 7.2/10
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On his first day at his new school Cameron (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) falls head over heels for the gorgeous Bianca (Larisa Oleynik). However, he has a slight problem: Bianca is not allowed to start dating until her grumpy older sister Kat (Julia Stiles) has a boyfriend too.

Starring:
Larisa Oleynik, Julia Stiles
Runtime:
1 hour 33 minutes

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10 Things I Hate About You

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Product Details

Genres Romance, Teen & Young Adult, Comedy
Director Gil Junger
Starring Larisa Oleynik, Julia Stiles
Supporting actors David Krumholtz, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Andrew Keegan, Larry Miller, Heath Ledger
Studio Disney
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

39 of 40 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 5 Oct 2002
Format: DVD
10 Things I Hate About You is a fairly basic teen love story, but with the added twist of Shakespeare and very good comedic acting.
The story is based on Shakespeare's Taiming of the Shrew. It is about two sisters, one very popular, Bianca Stratford(sexy: Larisa Oleynik) and the other, Katrina or "Kat"(superb: Julia Stiles) hated because of her gruff character. Their overbearing father(hilarious: Larry Miller), devises a scheme whereby Bianca cannot date until rebellious Kat does, which seems an impossibility. Thereby is set up a scheme to pair Kat off with the roguish Patrick Verona(outstanding: Heath Ledger). One of the masterminds of this plot is Cameron James(cute: Joseph Gordon-Levitt), a newcomer to Padua high, where the movie takes place. The other is his assistant of sorts, Michael Eckman(David Khyumoltz).
Though somewhat predictable, especially if you have read Taming of the Shrew, it is an interesting light diversion. The dialogue is quite well done, interwining a word or phrase from Shakespeares with modern teen slang. Other does to Shakespeare are seen in Kat's friend who idolizes him as if he is a teen heartthrob, plus reading of his works in one Kat's classes. The timing in the dialogue is also very Shakespearean. It's very rapid fire. I think both David Khumoltz and Larry Miller are amazingly funny!
Overall, this is not your typical shallow teen romance movie, but can appeal to anyone who enjoys witty dialogue, and many literary references.
The DVD is unremarkable. It has a good DD 5.1 soundtrack driven by a nice selection of alternative rock - Letters from Clio had several cameos, but I believe they mainly played cover tunes, not their own stuff. The DVD does not contain any special features.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Dave Kraven VINE VOICE on 25 Jun 2006
Format: DVD
A classy teen update on Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew, this handsomely made and very diverting romantic comedy more than hits all the right comedic buttons as well as the romantic ones. Kat (played tremendously well by Julia Stiles) hates everybody which causes a slight problem for her gorgeous sister Bianca (Larisa Oleynik), when their dad tells her that she can't date until Kat does. Presenting loner Patrick Verona (Heath Ledger) who's the unlucky guy who introduces Kat to the dating scene while Cameron Jones (Third Rock from the Sun's Joseph Gordon-Levitt) tries his luck with Bianca. The young cast are impressive with Ledger and Stiles being on top with their excellent conversations that includes bickering and sweet-talk whilst Gordon-Levitt surprises as Bianca's sweet but geeky admirer. The script's nicely paced, the slick direction from newcomer Gil Junger's inspiring and delightful and the end result is predictable but ever-so rewarding.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 19 Feb 2001
Format: DVD
10 Things I Hate About You is an excellent film. It's full of the usual, pathetic, American high school prom stuff but manages to keep you entertained throughout. Performances are fantastic especially Julia Stiles' spot on portrayel of the school outcast. Definitely worth viewing.
The main let down with this DVD is the extra content, or lack of it! There are no extra features on the Region 2 disk which is a real disappointment. There's lots of potential for quotes or information about the inspiration (William Shakespeare's Taming Of The Shrew).
Worth buying for the film content but not exceptional for DVD features.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By H. Coles on 27 Mar 2007
Format: DVD
I have to admit I was a little sceptical when I first approached this film as I absolutely love Shakespeare, however I was pleasantly surprised! The plot is of course brilliant and the casting equally so with charasmatic Heath Ledger as Patrick Verona and Julia Stiles as Kat Stratford and the partnership works very well. Gordon-Levitt on the other hand offers us a relatively weak performance, but don't let it put you off. Not only is this film funny and moving (I cry every time Kat reads her poem in front of the class) but it is also one I would recommend for every dvd collection. It may not be up there as far as adaptations go with Luhrmann's Romeo and Juliet, however it is fresh, sharp and very entertaining. Buy it if you havn't already!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 27 Jan 2006
Format: DVD
This is my favourite film of all time, a take on Shakespear in a way that is fun and interesting to watch. A great love story you find yourself getting really involved with all the characters. Once you've watched it once you'll want to watch it again. I dont know how I coped without this film, I absolutely love it! A must have for everyones collection, Buy it now. Its also got a catchy soundtrack.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Susan Lee on 14 Sep 2004
Format: DVD
If you haven't seen this film yet, RUN! don't WALK! to a video store and WATCH IT... I thought this film would be a little too sarcastic for me, lol, but nope! It has been pretty subtly adapted from Shakespeare's 'The Taming of the Shrew' and I don't know anyone who hasn't laughed @ it. Basically the plot is, Bianca (Larisa Oleynik), the teenage princess who all the guys fall for, is forbidden from dating until her bitchy older sister, Kat (Julia Stiles) does. Bianca asks the new boy (Joseph Gordon Levitz) to help her find a guy who will date Kat, and the only guy crazy enough turns out to be "the bad boy" Patrick (Heath Ledger)... This is the ultimate teen film. It's funny, very cool and great. The only reason I gave it just 4 stars is because I'm mad that I can't find any other movies with Larisa Oleynik in them!
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