MimiSue's Rating of 10 Things I Hate About You

Mimi's Review of 10 Things I Hate About You

4 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
10 Things I Hate About You

10 Things I Hate About You(1999)

Grade: A+

10 Things I Hate About You is a funny and original teen movie based on Shakespeare's the Taming of the Shrew. The script is intelligent and well-written. The film is about two sisters, Kat (Julia Stiles) and Bianca (Larisa Oleynik) Stratford, whose super strict father (Larry Miller), forbids them to date until they graduate from college. However he changes the rule and allows Bianca to date, if her elder sister Kat does, but Kat is extremely reluctant to date. New boy Cameron (Joseph Gordon Levitt) is smitten with Bianca and hatches a plan to find a date for Kat. This film is really well acted and there are some terrific performances from the cast. The chemistry between Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles is really strong. I loved Larry Miller in this film; he's so funny! This film is so funny too and has some hilarious lines, especially from Heath Ledger. In many ways 10 Things I Hate About You has its typical teenage moments i.e. dumb air-headed girls and the school cliches, but its an enjoying and entertaining from with great performances. This film is charming, original and definitely a favourite of mine.