10 Things I Hate About You

10 Things I Hate About You is a 1999 American teen romantic comedy-drama film directed by Gil Junger and starring Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Larisa Oleynik. The screenplay, written by Karen McCullah and Kirsten Smith, is a loose 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 Stratford (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 Stratford (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. Ten years later, the film was adapted into a television series of the same title, which ran for twenty episodes and featured Larry Miller reprising his role as the father, Walter Stratford, from the film.

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Production: Buena Vista Pictures
  2 wins & 12 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.3
Metacritic:
70
Rotten Tomatoes:
62%
PG-13
Year:
1999
97
5,252 Views

Cameron:
Wow, is this what a bar looks like? [reaches into a jar]

Michael:
Don't touch anything! You may get hepatitis.

[they find Patrick drinking and smoking]

Patrick:
So what have ya got for me?

Cameron:
A little insight into a very complicated girl.

Michael:
Excuse me, uh, just one question before we start. Should you be drinking alcohol when you don't have a liver?

Patrick:
[confused] What?

Michael:
Nothing. Nothing.

Cameron:
Alright, uh, first thing, Kat hates smokers. [slowly removes Patrick's cigarette]

Patrick:
So, you're telling me I'm a... non-smoker.

Michael:
Yes. Well, just for now.

Cameron:
And, um, and here's another problem. Bianca said that Kat likes pretty guys.

Patrick:
[looks confused and slowly rises] Are you telling me I'm not a pretty guy?

Michael:
H-He's very pretty. He's a gorgeous guy.

Cameron:
Yeah. I-I just wasn't sure. I didn't know.

Michael:
[gives him two thumbs up] You're a gorgeous guy.

Cameron:
[Patrick sits back down] Alright, uh, yeah, okay, here's this, uh... Likes: Thai food, feminist pros and angry girl music of the Indie Rock persuasion. Here's a list of the CDs that she has in her room.

Patrick:
So, I'm supposed to buy her some noodles and a book and sit around listening to chicks who can't play their instruments, right?

Michael:
Have you ever been to Club Skunk?

Cameron:
Her favorite band's playing there tomorrow night.

Patrick:
I can't be seen at Club Skunk. All right?

Cameron:
But she'll be there, she's got tickets.

Michael:
Hey listen, assail your ears for one night.

Cameron:
She has a pair of black underwear, if that helps.

Michael:
[laughing cooly] Couldn't hurt, right?

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