‘I HATE THE WAY YOU TALK TO ME, AND THE WAY YOU CUT YOUR HAIR. I HATE THE WAY YOU DRIVE MY CAR. I HATE IT WHEN YOU STARE…’
The things you do to get a date with a pretty girl, hey? Cameron (a fresh-faced Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is a newbie at Padua High School and already smitten with Bianca, the most popular girl in school. Unfortunately, her overbearing father has imposed a strict rule on Bianca – she can only start dating once her riot grrrl sister, Kat, is dating someone as well. Knowing this, Cameron and geeky best friend, Michael (David Krumholtz), plot to set Kat up with fellow outsider, Patrick (Heath Ledger), paying Patrick to get involved. Serenading on the soccer field and flirtatious paintball start to warm Kat to Pat, but will it be enough to get the two sisters and their dates to the prom?
The best teen films are based on Shakespeare, amiright? This one is a modern adaptation of The Taming of the Shrew, and contains several references to this and other Shakespeare works in the characters’ names and lines of dialogue, for all those hardcore Bard fans out there. This was the film that launched our Home and Away heartthrob, Heath, into Hollywood’s awareness and had teenagers everywhere smitten with his greasy, long hair and deep Australian accent. 10 Things also taught us that the coolest way to invite everyone at school to your party is to throw invitations down a stairwell while Air’s ‘Sexy Boy’ plays in the background.
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