The paper "10 Things I Hate About You Movie" is a good example of a movie review on visual arts and film studies. Director: Gil Junger Karen McCullah Lutz, Kirsten Smith, Stars: HeathLedger, Julia Stiles and Joseph Gordon-LevittGood acting performances, mildly witty dialogues and a Shakespearean adaption ( Taming of the Shrew) make this 1999 teen-oriented movie “ 10 Things I hate About You” and interesting watch. Although I am not much into teen movies and stumbled on this one due to entirely unforeseen circumstances, I was surprised to see a non-irritating teen movie. Kat (Julia Stiles future agent Parson in Bourne Identity) and Bianca (Larisa Oleynik) are sisters but despite their blood relation, their personalities are exact polar opposites.
Bianca, the younger is one of those cheesy teenage girls in the college that are just too popular for their own good. On the other hand, Kat (as in Shakespeare’ s Kate), the older one, is one of those tomboyish girls in the college who are Emo enough to hate everything but still have a soft yet unseen desire in their hearts. " Kat and Bianca's father, Walter (standup comedian Larry Miller), has a rule that too for Bianca to date someone her older sister Kat has to get a date first.
As the night of the prom party approaches Bianca finds herself being the object of affection of two boys, Joey Donner (Andrew Keegan) and a typically Hollywood style shy and kind guy ( a species that don’ t really exist in real life) Cameron James (Joseph Gordon-Levitt – future Arthur in Inception! ). As an unwilling duo (e. g. Pak and USA), Joey and Cameron select a prospective candidate for Kat: Patrick Verona (Heath Ledger future Joker in The Dark Knight), the local bad boy.
They conjecture that (however unlikely it might seem) that of they could pay Patrick to hook up with Kat then one of them can then date Bianca. However, the following events turn out to be entertaining, as Patrick, like Shakespeare’ s Petruchio, has to take extraordinary measures to tame the feminist and quick-tempered Kat. The unfolding plot then provides us with witty dialogues and we observe that the movie is almost loaded with double entendres and many dialogues have a double meaning.
Although the script language is a little weak (usual for a teen movie), Kat’ s and Patrick’ s acting, as well as the accompanying music, is a treat to watch and that is what makes it stand out among the flood of sub-standard teen movies in the market. Director Gil Junger has done a decent job in directing the movie and has come up with a bright idea of adapting the Taming of The Shrew in a modern setting. The movie is rated PG 13 for sexuality-laced words, crude dialogue and alcohol-fueled scenes.