Film Review: 10 Things I Hate About You

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Well I'm doing a film review for English on "10 things i hate about you". I'm a B student in English but I'm wondering what will get me that A which I crave. I dont even know if this review will get me a B so leave your tips, tell me if it need rewriting and help me get that A. =)

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Movie: 10 things I hate about you Director: Gil Junger Stars: Julia Stiles as Katerina Stratford Larisa Oleynik as Bianca Stratford Heath Ledger as Patrick Verona Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Cameron James Davis Krumholtz as Micheal Eckman Andrew Keegan as Joey Donner Genre: Romantic Comedy Film classification rating: PG Film rating: 2.5/5

10 Things I Hate About You

When you're about to watch a chick flick you have a 50/50 chance of enjoying the movie or hating it. Usually you can tell in the first five minutes whether the humor is to your likingade up my mind. All though the. But “10 things I hate about you” was an exception, after 15 minutes I still hadn't made up my mind. The movie tried to start with humor with the school guidance councilor whose personality seemed t t o contradict her job and appearance, it wasn't enough to win me over.

When it comes to Hollywood no one seems to own the gift of originality. Even Jill Junger can't claim that gift, his movie is a modern day retake of Shakespear's “The Taming of the Shrew”. I cant remember the last movie I watched that was completely original, the makers of ten things decided that the best form of flattery is to copy. So to credit Shakespeare they left many of the name the same or change them slightly to fit in with the times.

The movie is set in a modern day stereo typical large American city. The plot focouses around the relationships of six characters who attend Padua High school. It dosent take long to realise the theme is teenagers, their relationships and stereotypes.

What appears to be the main plot at first is Camerons absession/love of the popular Bianca Stratford. It is general knowledge that she cant date until she graduates because of her fathers fear of his daughters getting pregnant. Old rule out, new rule in, Mr Stratford decides that Bianca can date when Katerina does, but the problem is that Katerina is a shrew unlikly to date anytime soon.

Cameron still inclinde to date Bianca searches for someone to date Kat, only to find that most of the guys at the school fear her exept one that he finds who seems to be her perfect match. As with all stories the movie has a villain, in this case Joey Donner another rich, popular student at Padua who is chosen to fund Patrick (a delinquent with a thousand rumors surrounding him) to date Kat. Quickley the story becomes less about Cameron and Bianca and more about Patrick and Katerina.

The comedy was hit and miss but there was a lot of it. The makers tried hard to make laughs, and achieved it with many parts such as the english teacher treatment of his students but others such as most of the seens with Mr Stratford in it just failed to produce laughs.

Over all the movie was watchable even generated a few laughs, had a good mix of comedy and romance - but I wouldn't pay to see it at the movies, its not worth it. Im giving it 2.5 out of 5.


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