10 Things I Hate About You
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How do I loathe thee? Let me count the ways.
High-school romantic comedy update of Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew. Popular sophomore Bianca's (Larisa Oleynik) dad has forbidden her from dating until her hostile, boy-hating older sister Kat (Julia Stiles) gets a boyfriend of her own. Co-stars Heath Ledger, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Allison Janney.
In a bid to take hottie Bianca to the prom, vacuous jock Joey (Andrew Keegan) pays the school rebel Patrick Verona (Ledger) to date Kat. Meanwhile new kid Cameron (Gordon-Levitt) also falls for Bianca, posing as a French tutor to spend time with her. Despite turning him down a number of times, Kat discovers there is more to bad boy Patrick than she first thought - that is until she discovers his deal with Joey.
This '90s teen hit made a star of then-unknown Australian actor Ledger, introducing him to an American audience that embraced their new golden boy with both arms. 10 Things also launched the film career of Gordon-Levitt, who until then was better known for his role on hammy TV sitcom Third Rock From the Sun.
- Gil Junger('Black Knight')
Rating: PG Sexual references
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