10 Things I Hate About You Image
Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 138 Ratings

Summary: Adapted from William Shakespeare's play "The Taming of the Shrew," 10 Things I Hate About You starts off with Cameron, new student at Padua High, sitting in the office of the quirky guidance counselor Ms. Perky. He is then shown around the school by Michael, who will become his best friend. During his tour is when Cameron first sees Bianca Stratford, a beautiful sophomore with one problem: she isn't allowed to date. And neither is her "shrew" sister, Katarina, a senior who loves indie rock and feminist prose and hates conformity. But Kat and Bianca's father alter's his house rule: now, Bianca can date... as long as Kat has a date, too. Now, in order for Cameron to date Bianca, he has to find someone to date Kat. So Michael helps him enlist the help of pretty-boy/jerk/model Joey Donner, tricking him into thinking that *he* will get to take Bianca out if he pays someone to take out Kat. His choice: Patrick Verona, a bad-boy with a mysterious reputation--some say he ate a live duck once, others that he lit a state trooper on fire, and even more claim that he had a brief porn career. Will Patrick win Kat's heart? Will Cameron win Bianca's? Or will everything hit the fan...?
Runtime: 97 min
Rating: Rated PG-13 for crude sex-related humor and dialogue, alcohol and drug-related scenes, all involving teens.
Production: Touchstone Pictures
Genres: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Oct 12, 1999
Director Credit
Gil Junger Director
Writer Credit
Karen McCullah Lutz Written By
Kirsten Smith Written By
William Shakespeare Play "The Taming Of The Shrew"
Principal Cast Credit
Heath Ledger Patrick Verona
Julia Stiles Kat Stratford
Cast Credit
Allison Janney Ms. Perky
Andrew Keegan Joey Donner
Daryl Mitchell Mr. Morgan
David Krumholtz Michael
David Leisure Mr. Chapin
Gabrielle Union Chastity
Greg Jackson Scruvy
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Cameron James
Kyle Cease Bogie Lowenstien
Larisa Oleynik Bianca Stratford
Larry Miller Walter Stratford
Susan May Pratt Mandella
Terence Heuston Derek
Producer Credit
Andrew Lazar Producer
Greg Silverman Associate Producer
Jeffrey Chernov Executive Producer
Jody Hedien Co-Producer
Seth Jaret Executive Producer
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