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10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

Director:
Gil Junger
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Comedy/Romance
NORWEGIAN TITLE
10 ting jeg hater ved deg
RUNNING TIME
97 minutes
Producer:
Andrew Lazar
Screenwriter (based on the play "The Taming of the Shrewd" by William Shakespeare:
Karen McCullah Lutz
Kirsten Smith


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Patrick Verona Heath Ledger
Kat Stratford Julia Stiles
Cameron James Joseph Gorden-Levitt
Bianca Stratford Larisa Oleynik
Michael David Krumholtz
Joey Donner Andrew Keegan
Mandella Susan May Pratt
Chastity Gabrielle Union
Walter Stratford Larry Miller
Ms. Perky Allison Janney

 

Review

Apart from the fact that the kids in 10 Things I Hate About You really aren't given much weighty incentive to neither hate nor love each other, that is basically what they spend the better parts of this Shakespeare inspired teenage comedy doing. The direction, by television man Gil Junger, is uneven, and the cinematography bordering on vicious with the actors rarely being caught in flattering lighting. Still, the film does have a youthful and quite earnest charm that gets to you, despite its conventional high school film contagion. The characters are seemingly stereotypical, but they are not void of depth, and the performers, including a young and sexy Heath Ledger, contribute to a handful of memorable scenes (such as Ledger's singing number). 10 Things I Hate About You appeared at a thriving time for American teenage films, and although this one is not as sweet as She's All That or as cunningly sexy as Cruel Intentions, it does have more heart and humour than American Pie. Larry Miller is particularly funny as the girls' father.

 

Copyright 14.1.2009 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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