BACK2SCHOOL: 10 Things I Hate About You

10 Things I Hate About You

USA | 1999 | 97 min. | Gil Junger

August 29, 2023


When the beautiful but fiercely independent Kat Stratford meets the charismatic bad boy Patrick Verona, sparks fly as they navigate a web of teenage drama, secret admirers, and unexpected emotions, teaching us that sometimes, love can be found in the most unexpected places.

Introduced by Washington-based filmmaker Vicky Berglund-Davenport, who worked as a location scout on the film.

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10 Things I Hate About You is a delightful romantic comedy that puts a modern twist on Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. When the popular but unattainable Bianca Stratford is forbidden to date until her older sister Kat finds love, a plan is hatched. Enter Patrick Verona, a rebellious and mysterious bad boy who sets out to win Kat's heart, despite her fierce resistance. With witty banter, clever schemes, and a dose of teenage angst, this film captures the complexities of love, friendship, and the power of embracing one's true self in the face of societal expectations.

  • Director: Gil Junger
  • Principal Cast: Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles and Joseph Gordon-Levitt
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 1999
  • Running Time: 97 min.
  • Screenplay: Karen McCullah Lutz, Kirsten Smith, William Shakespeare
  • Cinematographers: Mark Irwin
  • Editors: O. Nicholas Brown
  • Music: Richard Gibbs
  • Language: English