10 Things I Hate About You [VHS]
10 Things I Hate About You [VHS]

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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. --Mark Englehart

A cool cast of young stars is just one of the things you'll love about this hilarious comedy hit! On the first day at his new school, Cameron (Joseph Gordon-Levitt -- HALLOWEEN: H2O, TV's "3RD Rock From The Sun") instantly falls for Bianca (Larisa Oleynik -- THE BABY SITTERS CLUB), the gorgeous girl of his dreams. The only problem is that Bianca is forbidden to date ... until her ill-tempered, completely un-dateable older sister Kat (Julia Stiles -- THE BOURNE IDENTITY, SAVE THE LAST DANCE) goes out too! In an attempt to solve his problem, Cameron singles out the only guy who could possibly be a match for Kat: a mysterious bad-boy (Heath Ledger -- A KNIGHT'S TALE, THE PATRIOT) with a nasty reputation of his own! Also featuring a hip soundtrack -- this witty comedy is a wildly entertaining look at exactly how far some guys will go to get a date!

Customer Reviews:

  • another great julia stiles movie
    I thought this wouldnt be my kind of movie but i was amazed.It is really good. Wouldnt you be annoyed to have a spoilt sister like that?...more info
  • A True Classic
    This movie is a wonderful movie. It has some really good things to keep in mind when you personally are going through high school and if you have already been there is reminds you of how you were in high school. How there will always be those jocks, the smart kids and the outsiders but you make it the experience you want. A true classic in my books....more info
  • Still Funny!
    This is an older movied but it is still funny and I still love to watch it. The soundtrack is also great. So if you like the movie you should get the soundtrack as well....more info
  • 10 Things I Love About this Movie
    I won't list the 10 things I love about this movie, but I can say that I love this movie. I have since I first saw it when it came out. I'm not one for mushy love stories, or chick flicks, which this movie does fall into. Nor am I a fan of Shakespeare, but this movie is just so fun you can't help but love it.

    It was the movie that introduced Heath Ledger to America and is a teen classic. It also stares Julia Stiles, who is no stranger to chick flicks, Larissa Olenik(from one of my favourite Nick shows The Secret World of Alex Mack) and a few other people we know pretty well.

    The movie is based on the play The Taming of the Shrew, but it's set in a high school which brings it home for many people, not just teens. The acting is pretty good for a teen flick, and the dialogue followable without relying too much on teenspeak. The ending is pretty much already known, but still rather cute.

    This is a classic. If you haven't seen it, you should. ...more info
  • Entertaining.
    10 Things I Hate About You starring Julia Stiles is a clever and modern twist on Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew. This film is even sadder to watch now since Heath Ledger's passing, his performance made him a star. Ledger is very likeable and charming in this film, you'll love him in it. Great cast, fun comedy, and unexpected romance. Buy this movie today!...more info
  • a decent introduction to shakespeare
    my daughter and i first saw this when it went to video, oh so many years ago, and really enjoyed it. i let her know that it was a remake of 'taming of the shrew' by shakespeare and she wanted to see more. from there she watched the commedia del arte version with mark singer (beastmaster) and couldn't get into it. i wasn't sure whether to suggest the version with elizabeth taylor and richard burton but she insisted and loved it!!

    these releases are kinda sappy but if your child starts asking to see more of it in the original verse then, by all means, let them!

    beyond that, it's a fun movie and my goth, emo teenager will always sit to watch it with me....more info
  • I really liked this movie, and I wish I had seen it sooner.....
    This movie is without a doubt one of those movies that seems to "stake it's claim" sort of to speak within many peoples minds, including mine.

    I'm 23 years of age as I type this. I will be 24 years old in the next few weeks, and I finally seen this movie for the first time this past week, and I have to tell you, I'm sorry I didn't see it sooner. Especially when the movie was first released in 1999, when I would have been 17, and could have related all the more to the people in this movie.

    This movie, an adaptation of "taming the shrew", and is set in modern day times at a school in Washington state if I'm not mistaken. The cast really brings the characters of this movie to life, and the situations the characters find themselves in are very typical of those the teen-ager in high school finds themselves in.

    This movie has the teen romance story, which is typical of most movies, but involves a few more twists than the average plot. The plot also involves difference characters with different views and standpoints on life in High school, but they all come together to make the plot of the movie work in a fashion that is very likeable, I would imagine for anyone of any age. It really brings to life the teen-ager I think exists within us all.

    This is one of those movies you will enjoy watching over and over again, especially for certain scense, such as when Patrick (Heath Ledger) performs his musical to gain favor in the sight of Kat (Julia Stiles). Or the part of the movie where Kat, enraged at Joey(another guy in the movie) for pulling in behind her, and blocking her way, backs her car purposely into his Z28 Camaro.....OUCH! There is also some odd humor in this movie, such as when Patrick and Cameron are talking, and when Patrick, after being informed by Cameron that Bianca kissed him asks where Bianca kissed Cameron, Cameron responds by saying "In the car".....lol.

    I don't want to say anymore, as I don't want to give all the scenes away. I will simply say if you've ever seen any teen-movie that you liked, then you will LOVE this movie.
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  • howith I lovith thee
    Okay, so. You're probably sick of all those campy films in this genre, right? There's just so many of them out there, each one getting progressively worse and worse and stealing ideas not so obliviously from the endeavor before it.

    But what happens when you take a very likable group of actors and mix them with a sharp script, hip music, and a man called Shakespeare? You get this movie, of course! Finally, a movie in this genre that doesn't make you want to throw your DVD player out the window. The humor was so spot on and brilliant that I, at least, try and repeat many of the memorable quotes around just to see how many odd looks I get. If you want another reason to like this movie, let me just give you three words: Heath Ledger's hair.

    Not a fan of Shakespeare, you say? Think William Shakespeare is the manager of your local Taco Bell? No problem, you don't have to be a fan to enjoy this movie. Love Shakespeare to pieces and know every last detail right down to how many hairs he had on his head when he died? Perfect! You'll love this movie.

    Now, I'm going to go buy some noodles and a book and sit around listening to chicks who can't play their instruments....more info
  • I don't hate anything about this movie
    No matter how old I get, I'll never be too old to enjoy a good teen movie. Yes, it's rather formulaic, but 10 Things I Hate About You is smart and funny and more intelligent than your average teen comedy. It also stars Julia Styles, which is a definite plus in my book. I can't say my high school was anything like Padua High (how many high schools take place in a huge castle?), and I certainly never had an English teacher like the one teaching here, but every high school is pretty much the same when it comes to cliques, romances, misunderstandings, sibling rivalries, and the like. One of the things I really liked about this film is the fact that it didn't break down according to the overused formula of rich kids vs. poor kids and never the twain shall meet (unless you're, say, Molly Ringwald).

    It's true that this film is loosely inspired by Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, but don't make too much of that. How many teens would even know what a shrew is? Personally, I don't look at Kat Stratford (Julia Styles) as a shrew; she's just a bitter, disillusioned teen who can't stand the thought of doing what is expected of her - and she does have reasons for taking on this persona. Her sister Bianca (Larisa Oleynik) is her exact opposite, a vivacious girl who just wants to be a normal teenager. Her problem is the girls' overprotective father, who refuses to let Bianca date until Kat starts dating (which doesn't look like it will be happening any time soon given Kat's nature). The new kid in school, Cameron (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), is smitten with Bianca, and he puts together a plan to make her date-eligible by having someone else take out her sister - ingeniously using the school's pitifully shallow cool guy (and Bianca admirer) as the middle man. The chosen one is the school's mysterious new tough guy, who has to earn the money he's being paid to win the reluctant Kat over. Obviously, he ends up falling for the girl, which puts everything in place for the predictable conclusion. Will Kat and the designated dater become a couple, or will everything explode in the guy's face? Will Bianca ever win the right to get out of the house and spread her perkiness all around? And who will Bianca choose - the hot, brainless Mr. Cool or Cameron, the nice boy who looks like he should still be in junior high? And, since she's already taller than the guy, will Bianca ever stop putting her hair up when she goes out with him?

    Clich¨¦s abound, but the script really is rather witty. For those keeping score at home, the film does feature one wild dance party and the required minimum of one barfing scene, but it never crosses the line into a completely dumb teen comedy. 10 Things I Hate About You isn't quite as good as the classic John Hughes films of the 1980s, but it's easily better than most of the teen films produced in recent years. With its PG-13 rating, it's also a teen movie suitable for teens of all ages - a little table dancing is about as racy as this one gets....more info
  • Greatest Teen Movie of All Time
    This is one of my favorite movies of all time. Yes, it is similar to most teen movies, which have actors way too old to look like they're in high school, and plots that probably never happen in real life, but this movie has a lot of great humor, spectacular acting, a superb soundtrack, and that little something that makes you melt in your seat every time you watch it. This movie is definitely not to be missed!...more info
  • Heath's cutes film ever!:)
    I'm a huge fan of Heath Ledger and he is a very talented actor, this is one of my favorite movies of his. It is Shakespere but with a modern twist. This is a great Teen Comedy! I adored this movie when it first came out in the theater and I love it even nopw that it is on dvd! funny movie it cracks me up ever time I see it:). I highly reccomend it.:)...more info
  • Not quite from the Bard, but it is a fantastic teen romantic comedy.
    Of all the recent teen romantic comedies, I think this one is my favorite. "10 Things" is (losely) based on Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew." The movie is about Kat (the Shrew) who is a anti social outsider. Unfortunately her younger and more popular sister Bianca cannot date until Kat starts dating. Various suitors of Bianca's conspire to free her by hiring the school bad boy Patrick to date Kat.

    I love the fact that both the lead characters are somewhat outsiders in high school, rather than following usual story arc for a teen romance where at least one of the leads is part of the "in crowd." The character of Kat is also very refreshing. She is a strong willed and feminist, but remains sexy and human rather than a Hollywood sterotype.

    I also loved the setting of the movie in Seattle, Washington. What a departure from the vast majority of teen movies which usually take place in California! I especially like the school where the film was shot, which is a real High School in Tacoma. Compared to where I went to high school, the school in this film is absolutely sureal and it definately gives a certain feeling of fantasy to the movie.

    Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles are perfect as the leads. Both were very young when this movie was filmed, but you could tell then they had talent and would go far. Julia Stiles really impresses with her ability to be sexy, strong and even vulnerable all at the same time. The supporting cast is also excellent. Larisa Olenik gives a great performance as the beautiful and naive Bianca. Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays Cameron, the boy who will do anything for Bianca. I also liked Andrew Keegan as the vain and vapid Joey who also is after Bianca, but for less than honorable reasons.

    The movie does have some cliche's of the teen comedy genre, but the story is surprisingly clever and engaging, the characters are charming, and the setting in Seattle is fantastic and fresh. I highly recommend "10 Things I Hate About You."

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  • There's Nothing To Hate About This Movie
    This is a CLASSIC teen movie. I remember watching this film non-stop when I was a preteen and began to be interested in boys, sex, relationships, and yes, even Shakespeare. I got my cousins hooked on it too, and they were only 10-12 years old. It somewhat became a tradition for us to watch it together when we spent the night at each other's house. So this movie really does have a special place in my heart. It's fresh, modern, and entertaining. Unlike most teen movies, all the actors can act, and even though there are many one liners, they work. The overall script is clever and weaves in lines from Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew in such a way that's natural. If you haven't seen this movie before, see it now!...more info
  • "How do I loathe thee? Let me count the ways."
    I was pleasantly surprised by this movie. "Ten Things I Hate About You" is VERY LOOSELY based on William Shakespeare's comedic masterpiece, "The Taming of the Shrew." The film is set in a modern day high school. Kat (Julia Stiles) is an angry teenage girl who seems to loathe all men. Her younger sister Bianca (Larisa Oleynik) is a popular girl who can't wait to immerse herself in the dating scene. Unfortunately for Bianca, her overprotective father (Larry Miller) is incredibly paranoid and doesn't want to see either of his daughters come within 50 feet of a member of the opposite sex. In order to pacify Bianca's constant complaints, her father finally concedes that he'll lift the dating ban as soon as man-hater Kat shoes an interest in boys, which is unlikely to happen in the near future. Once Bianca's potential beau (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) finds out about this, he hires a mysterious classmate, Patrick (Heath Ledger), to feign an interest in Kat and loosen her up, thereby freeing up Bianca to date. At first Patrick is happy to oblige, but he is stunned when he begins to develop feelings for Kat, who isn't always as cold and collected as she appears to be.

    This movie is very entertaining. As a big "Taming of the Shrew" fan, I really enjoyed the occasional snippets of Shakespearean dialogue. This film does an excellent job of reinventing Shakespeare in a very modern way. Also, the young cast is talented and fun to watch. Stiles and Ledger have good chemistry together and make a very cute onscreen couple. Overall, I was very impressed!...more info
  • 10 things I like
    With the passing of Heath I was glad just to be able to locate a copy of this movie. 1 I just plain liked it. 2. Heath is in it. 3. Julia Stiles... need I say more! 4. It takes place in Seattle. 5. Funny, funny , funny. OK its not 10 things... Heath's passing was a tragedy and to not remember him for his early works would be a shame....more info
  • Surprisingly excellent teen comedy
    The 80s were a big time for the teen genre; it seemed like almost every week there was a new teen movie opening, but with the end of the 80s and the end of the John Hughes era seemed to be the end of the teen genre. While there were still some teen movies produced in the 90s they didn't seem to get over as well. But towards the late 90s with the success of the TV series Dawson's Creek and the American Pie franchise suddenly the teen genre was back in a big way. What followed were mostly lackluster movie, but 10 Things I Hate About You is one of the better ones to follow.

    Clich¨¦s are a very odd thing; sometimes they can do a movie in due to how predictable it is where as other times they help make the movie enjoyable. 10 Things I Hate About You is one of the movies where the clich¨¦s actually help and make the movie a lot of fun. We've seen movies like this done back in the 80s and overall done better, but there is just something about this movie that works really well and it comes out very enjoyable.

    I have no problem with sexuality in movies it's a shame in these PC days everyone seems to complain, but it's kind of nice not having any of that. At first the sexual gags are fun, but then other filmmakers see that and try and up the ante and it's no longer fun. It becomes doing these gags for the sake of it. 10 Things I Hate About You goes back and does things more simple and simply just aims to make you laugh and entertain you and it very much gets the job done.

    The screenplay by Karen McCullah Lutz & Kirsten Smith was very well written with excellent and characters with plenty of depth; all the usual type characters are here; the jock, the pretty popular girl, the guy in love with the popular girl, the outcast and the bad boy. With all of that one would think this movie would probably fail, but to the credit of the writers they take the basic teen movie formula and work it well and write a very entertaining movie.

    Director Gil Junger pretty much delivers the text book teen movie direction and like the writing instead of hurting it really works well despite any clich¨¦s. When doing a teen flick there are often silly and over the top moments; sometimes they work and sometimes they fell flat. But here the over the top moments are well done and believable.

    10 Things I Hate About You in my opinion is a much better movie than one might think. The movie has a lot of heart and a great message of just be yourself. This is the type of movie that is a great pick up if you are feeling down. At least for me it works like that and entertains me for 90-minutes and puts a smile on my face and despite any flaws that is all that matters. How the movie ends shouldn't come as much of a shocker to the audience. I think it's safe to know from the very start once the plot kicks in how this will all turn out. But again despite all this 10 Things really works so well and is one of the better teen flicks of the 90s and quite honestly would make my top 10 teen comedies, I really enjoyed this film a lot more than I thought I would.

    I'm not gonna jump on the let's all praise Heath Ledger, which due to his tragic death a lot of people are now doing. Heath Ledger was a very talented actor and despite being an Oscar nominated actor didn't fully reach his potential. I think the future was very bright for him and he would have lived up to that potential. But here in 10 Things he was really great. He played the typical teen movie bad boy with another side. And he does it so well and brings so much to the role. His character was one of the leads and honestly it could have been a boring clich¨¦d character, but Ledger brought so much and almost makes it fresh. Julia Stiles I also really liked; her character was a lot of fun and any scene with her and Heath Ledger worked great.

    The rest of the cast is excellent as well, but in my opinion Larry Miller as the over-protective father steals the show. I've always liked Larry Miller; he's one of those guys that seems to always pop up. You might not always know his name, but you'll know his face. Even in the smallest of roles he always delivers and in 10 Things I Hate About You he clearly steals the show.

    Teen driven movies often hire actors in their mid to late 20s and even as old as early 30s. While that isn't old, but for playing a teenager it sure is. So it's really refreshing to see a movie about teenagers and all the actors very close to the ages. Most of the cast in the movie were very close to the ages of their characters at the time of filming.

    In closing, while 10 Things I Hate About You may not be the most original teen comedy what it lacks in originality it makes up in just pure fun. This movie is a blast from beginning, middle to end. The highlight of the movie is Heath Ledger singing Just too Good to Be True in the bleachers to Julia Stiles....more info
  • Remove Head From Sphincter, Then Drive!
    OMG. I love 10 things i hate about you. It's hilarious!

    Spoilers: This boy named Cameron moves to a new school and develops a crush on Bianca Stratford. Too bad popular guy already likes her. Too bad Bianca's not allowed to date unless her sister does. Too bad her sister's a b****. So Cameron devises a plan. He tries to find someone so extreme that even Kat Stratford would go out with him, leaving Bianca open for a date.

    They find this guy who ate an entire live duck and sold his liver on the black market for a new stereo. "Should you be drinking if you don't have a liver?" asks Cameron's dorky friend as they stumble upon said extreme guy. Kat falls for him, literally, after getting drunk at a party. At the same party, Bianca realizes she likes Cameron more. But she can't date him since Kat dislikes extreme guy after being turned down for a kiss.

    I'll leave the ending up to you. But buy this movie! I loved it!...more info
  • Short and Sweet
    I love this movie. It was a Valentine's Day present for my fiancee. He loved it, too....more info
  • Ten Things I Hate About You Review
    This movie is a really awesome movie. If you like Heath Ledger it is a real classic when it comes to remembering the great movies that he starred in. He sure came along way from playing in A Knights Tale to playing Joker in The Dark Knight... Heath Ledger is greatly missed....more info
  • great
    This is a great movie, really well written and the acting in it is excellent. ...more info
  • Cute but nothing special
    Loosely based on the shakespeare play. But really just a teen movie. ...more info
  • Shakespeare Rom-Com
    10 Things I Hate About You / B00000K31Q


    Loosely based on Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew", "10 Things" is a very decent modern adaptation of this sometimes troublesome old tale. Faced with concepts that are difficult to translate to modern audiences, for instance why the desirable Bianca is off-limits until her abrasive sister Kat dates/marries in a world that no longer has bride prices and dowries, the film writers have created the clever conceit of a father obsessed with preventing his daughters from becoming grown, sexual beings. Tired of having the same argument with his social butterfly daughter Bianca, he childishly transfers the burden of parent onto the older Kat, saying that Bianca can date only when Kat does and trusting that Kat will continue to remain solitary and cloistered within the home.

    Neatly dodging questions of potential sexism in the original material, the abrasive Kat has been rendered as a superbly sympathetic character. From the beginning, it is clear that her tough exterior is not simply a factor of her being a terrible person, but rather it is a form of self-defense in the cruel world of high school politics. She is willing to open up to genuine kindness, but she refuses to be manipulated or used, and hopes to impart this wisdom somehow to her more vulnerable sister.

    Impressively, almost every character grows and learns something in this film. Kat and Patrick learn the value of trust and vulnerability in a relationship; Bianca and Cameron learn to judge when and how to be healthily selfish; and "Dad" learns to stop trying to prevent his daughters from growing up and to instead support them in such a way that he can still advise and guide them as they grow.

    Although this is a very good adaptation, it is arguable how 'timeless' "10 Things" is. High school is a naturally constraining setting, and high school rom-coms tend to age rather badly. Parents will want to note that this movie contains potentially objectionable language and situations involving alcohol and suggestive dancing. This version also contains captions for the hearing impaired. ...more info
  • Great
    The best teen comedy of the late 90's. Theres something in there for everyone. If you're from the Northwest or you've ever wanted to go it gives you a great impression of what its like to grow up in Washington...more info
  • One of the best teen romantic comedies
    "10 Things I Hate About You", an adaptation of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew (New Folger Library Shakespeare), is one of my favorite movies. Not only is the music great (so good it gets the 5 starts just for that, the 10 Things I Hate About You: Music From The Motion Picture is excellent) but the acting is also excellent. The movie has memorable, funny and interesting characters. The situation in which they find themselves are hilarious. I love when the father, a gynecologists, makes his daughters put on a fake pregnant belly to teach them the consequences of sex, or when Julia Style's character gets drunk and starts dancing. The movie is one of the top movies of the Teen Flicks Romantic Comedies....more info
  • a good movie for our generation
    Nothing to Hate about this Film
    10 Things I Hate about You is one of the best films made in our generation for our generation. Although it is loosely based off of the Shakespeare play Taming of the Shrew, One could not tell this unless he/she were to see the play close to when the movie came out. The screenwriters did an excellent job covering up the fact that the plot is centuries old. This modern day version is set in a high school, a very strange place for a Shakespeare play. Bianca Stratford (Larisa Oleynik), a sophomore, is the lovely daughter of a gynecologist who delivers babies for a living. Her father makes a rule that she cannot date until her sister, Kat (Julia Stiles), does, a heartless senior who could not care less about men. This has never been a problem before but now there is a new boy, Joey Donner (Andrew Keegan) who moved to town and they both have an eye for each other. In a desperate attempt to be able to date the lovely Bianca, Joey interviews some tough guys from school. None of them are willing to try to date Kat. Finally, Patrick Verona (Heath Ledger), a senior who just moved into the area, is willing to do the dirty job, but for some cash. This means that Bianca and her prince can engage in several dates. The dad, meanwhile, is going ballistic, his plan to keep Bianca from dating, forever, is going south. The next thing that he knows Kat wants to go to the Prom with Patrick, which da! da! da! means that Bianca can go too. The movie was an overall success. The plot was interesting, thanks to Shakespeare, but with a new twist that renews the old love story into one that can be enjoyed by our generation. While it did not follow the play exactly, it did do a wonderful job sticking to the basic ideas and keeping the overall emotions the same....more info
  • Probably the best 90's chick flick ever.
    A movie for teens and adults for sure. My friends and I all love this movie, Heath Ledger (who plays Patrick) is for sure a knockout roll in this film. It's definitely dated, ugly clothing and all, but its cute, and funny, and you'll likely walk away loving every last character in the whole movie. (Even Kat's Pregnet-phobic father!)...more info
  • Exceptionally good teen age movie
    This is a light hearted teen flick, based loosely on Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew. It has extra poignancy for us now since Heath Ledger's untimely death.

    As such films go, this one is surprisingly smart and held my attention from the beginning to the end (and I'm no teenager). The whole cast is good but at this point in time, one looks especially at Heath who was barely out of his teens when he made this. He had such sweetness and charm that it's hard not to feel deep sadness at his passing. In time we'll forget the sadness, hopefully, and be glad that we have this film to enjoy his presence....more info
  • Great flick for anyone at any age...
    and a very pleasant surprise! I finally rented this...needind something that would make me smile or laugh...having recently watched many great..but sad and hearbreaking films. I had no expectations, but this is a good flick! I'm 35, but could still enjoy this teen flick...and it's appeal is so great...people of all ages can do the same. It's a flick that makes you feel good. You will laugh, you will swoon...you may shed a tear...but you get a happy ending. And Heath Ledger is adorable in this...he even serenades us! Very charming...he and Julia Styles light up the screen. No matter how old you are...you will be smiling and feeling good at the end of this flick!...more info
  • "10 Things I Love About This Movie" :)
    1) Epic cast.
    2) It's based on/a modern-day version of a Shakespearean play 'The Taming of the Shrew'.
    3) The music is quite lovely.
    4) Some parts/scenes are to die for.
    5) The plot is superb.
    6) I love how everything works out in the end for mostly everyone.
    7) I like how their clothes/fashion reminds us about what fashion was like in the late 1990's; it's like a historical documentary of the fashion sense.
    8) I like how each character has, well, CHARACTER. Not everyone's the same type of person and each person is very individualistic in their own way, unlike many other movies.
    9) It's witty and hilarious & not too girly and not too manly so it's right for everyone.
    10) It's BEYOND awesome!!!!!

    BUY IT.
    I highly recommend this film/movie. It is simply adorable & you will never ever get sick of it, never. :)
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  • Taming the shrew :)
    Excellent movie. Funny , love story. Filmed here in Tacoma and it wasn't raining , Imagine that ! Julia & Heath were fantastic....more info
  • "She says she hates you with the fire of 1,000 suns..."
    But there is absolutely nothing I hate about the 10 Things I Hate About You. Personally, one of my favorite teen comedies in my DVD collection. If you read the other reviews you'll know the plot, based on Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew. It's a great movie with a lot of funny lines (one of my favorite lines in the movie is said by Heath Ledger but I'm afraid it might be inappropriate to quote here). I also like the message that being yourself is what makes you cool in your own right. If you ever had strict parents, you can relate to the Stratford daughters. Very well done and entertaining. 10 Things will be one of those movies you'll watch 10 times over. Check it out!...more info
  • 10 Things I hate about you
    I love this movie and I had it on VHS and it stop working so I bought it in DVD. It is a classic....more info
  • Definitely fun
    Cute, cute, cute.... How can anyone resist him? This was not a "deep" movie but it was still great, of course Heath was adorable. Julia Stiles' character was a riot. Good movie to laugh with!...more info
  • Cute Movie
    This movie is very cute, my teenage daughter loved it, and since Heath Ledger recently passed away, I purchased 3 movies that he starred in and that I adore. This movie is about teenage love, overcoming trials of past loves, and finding a new love, which will touch your heart, and learning to trust again....more info
  • 10 Things I Hate About You
    This movie is a comedy romance. It is fun for the whole family. It has a lot of great sarcasism, and also in the end, you still get the little warm fuzzy feeling you get in romances. I recommend this movie to any who appreciate sarcasism for humor. ...more info
  • Cute and Funny Movie
    '10 Things I Hate About You' is a movie we have seen so many times before, containing all the usual clich¨¦s, but somehow works because of its stars Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger. Loosely based on Shakespeare's 'The Taming of the Shrew' this is a high school comedy that understands you need to use the stars in a nice way to get away with the flaws.
    The ending may be all too perfect and happy but by the end you'll just love Julia Stiles' character sooo much that you'll be glad for her. There are some great laughs and a hilarious overprotected father played by Larry Miller who has some killer lines that had me in hysterics. There's not just comedy though, there's a few heart felt moments (those who've seen the movie I'm talking about the bit with the poem!) Overall I would recommend this movie to everyone. Don't be put off by the teen movie tag, because it's a really fun movie for teens and those beyond their teen years! Oh, and the soundtrack is fantastic!...more info
  • Irresistable...
    Having watched this movie way too many times, I admit I have discovered some absurd plot defects in it (for example, like the fact that Patrick Verona is portrayed at the beginning as having no idea who Kat Stratford is, even though they are in the same English class in which Kat apparently sounds off every day...). But the fact remains, this movie is just irresistable. It's one of the few "teen movies" that seems to remain totally watchable over and over again. The performances are all terrific, down to even the smaller roles (Daryl "Chill" Mitchell as Mr. Morgan the take-no-prisoners English teacher and Allison Janney as Ms. Perky, the brutally efficient romance-novel-writing guidance counselor). While there's a certain amount of stereotyping going on amid the "geeks" and the "cool kids", both types are portrayed with more humor and complexity than usual. The story's take on Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew is, like other reviewers have indicated, a good balance between faithfulness and fun. Also, the music soundtrack (featuring a number of songs by Letters By Cleo) seems to be aging quite well (always a hazard in a movie of this sort). But let's face it: The movie is worth watching, simply to see Heath Ledger lip-sync the song "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You" in front of the girls' soccer squad. Can't take my eyes off of you?? I can't take my eyes off of him!...more info
  • 10 Things I Hate About You
    10 Things I Hate About You is what you would picture the typical upper-class family teen movie/chick flick to be. The movie that is set on a gorgeous school campus shows the different high school groups and how they are split. Although they are a little exaggerated, it shows what many high schoolers go through in trying to fit in. It is easy to relate to, not always being the most popular kid in class but still trying to fit in the "jocks" or "cheerleaders". Another great part of the movie is the stars. Heath Ledger is not only an amazing actor but easy on the eyes too. Heath's supporting actor, Julia Stiles, is also a good actor and they both fit their specific roles perfectly. After a game of cat and mouse between the two, the fairytale ending brings the two lovers together. The movie also has a wonderful sound track. Overall the movie is worth buying if you like the typical chick flick or Heath Ledger....more info
  • good movie
    this movie is so fun! the only disappointing thing about the dvd is that there are zero extras....more info
  • I can find 1million things to love about this movie
    Ten Things I Hate About You is one of a dozen modernized Hollywood adaptations of Shakespeare's the Taming of the Shrew. There are a million good things I can say about this movie. It's one of the best reinterpretations of the classic story I've seen.

    Ten Things I Hate About You retells Shakespeare's classic story in a suburban high school this time. The shrew this time is a high school feminist. A young player wants to date her sister a bubbly princess, but the overprotective father won't let the daughters date. His rule is unless the older feminist sister dates, she can't. So the young man recruits the help of a bad boy to help him get his girl. What could have been a predictable story turns magical over the next hour. Romance, laughs, drama this movie has it all and then some.

    Ten Things I Hate About You works because of the strong writing, solid direction and great performances from the cast. This modernized version captures the heart and soul of Shakespeare's material and makes it relatable to today. The characters in this script are so well developed and the actors make them into three-dimensional people you want to root for.

    Julia Stiles gives the best performance of her career here. She carries the movie from opening act to final scene. The late Heath Ledger is equally strong here; he has great chemistry with Stiles and shows great acting range even in this early role. I loved the scenes on the football field! Gabrielle Union is solid in a supporting role. I wish she had this kind of writing and direction in Deliver Us From Eva. Deliver Us From Eva retells the exact same story but she's ten times better in this movie than in that one. The rest of the cast is just as great. Everyone should give themselves a round of applause. This is a top notch teen movie I would be proud to have in my DVD collection.

    Ten Things I Hate About You is a Shawn James essential Teen Movie. Pick this one up with The Last American Virgin, The Breakfast Club and Pretty In Pink.
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  • One, if not my favorite, of my favorite movives.
    I really like this movie, because it's realistic and funny and sweet and just gives you butterflies. Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger were great in this film. My favorite scene was the paintball one, it was so cute and romantic. I would recommend this movie to anyone and everyone.

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  • whats to hate about this film??
    10 things i hate about you is a great movie. i loved it, its funny, romantic which is everything i like in a movie =D
    it was not until after i saw it that i found out its bassed on a story my Shackspear.
    Anyone who gets the chance HAS to see this film. its the best...more info
  • AWESOME MOVIE! R.I.P. Heath Ledger!
    I love this movie its awesome. Heath Ledger was a terrific actor. He will be miss!!! R.I.P Heath!!!...more info
  • Hilarious
    This movie fits well within the genre of teen comedy, along with Clueless (which I also love). This movie is hilarious, and it is a romantic comedy. It's probably better enjoyed by the younger generations as this movie is set in high school but still, it's one of the movies you can just pop in and enjoy. If you've ever seen (and liked) Clueless, then this is a perfect movie for you....more info
  • Exactly what you'd expect.
    This is a perfect example of the teen comedies that glutted the theaters in the late 1990's. The fact that it riffs on Shakespere doesn't lend any crediblity; "Taming of the Shrew" has been filtered through decades of other movies and television shows, so this plot is thus neither new nor surprising. On the plus side, the acting is great and the whole crew manages to keep the intense teen cheese to a minimum. Nevertheless, a great teen comedy is far from a great movie....more info


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