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10 Things I Hate About You: Movie Review.

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10 Things I Hate About You: Movie Review Katerina Stratford (Julie Stiles) takes no prisoners in her approach to life. She lives a virtually un-materialistic life compared to her little sister Bianca (Larissa Oleynik) who lives life as Daddy's little princess and loves it. Only one thing stands in the way of happiness for Bianca; the one rule that stands in her household, 'No dating until they graduate'. For Bianca this is a penalty worse than death but for the once popular Kat, it's not an issue. This is because, according to her sister, Kat 'got bored' of being popular and thus mutated into 'a particularly hideous breed of loser'. All goes well in the lives of the sisters until school pretty boy Joey Donner (Andrew Keegan) sets his sights on Bianca. This is bad for the new boy Cameron James (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) who also has a thing for the popular sophomore girl. Both hit a brick wall as far as taking Bianca out as her father (Larry Miller) ...read more.

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Both of the subplots see different men trying to vie for Bianca's attention but the newcomer gets the girl in the end. The only difference is that at one point the newcomer appears to lose when Bianca says that she doesn't like him, in the film. This is later changed in the film where she rejects Joey for Cameron, after a hilarious sequence of poses from Joey at the party. In the film, Hortensio is represented as Joey, as he doesn't get Bianca but does get her best friend, who tells her a horrible fact that doesn't go down too well. In the path to the relationship that Patrick and Kat later share, there are many things blocking the path. At first Kat plainly rejects Patrick, refusing to go out with him, but after he turns up at club skunk and quotes her favourite bands he nearly persuades her to go to bogey Lowenstein's party with him. The differences between the characters in the film also comes between the relationship in the film on more than one occasion, but they are altered by either Kat or Patrick so that they are more compatible. ...read more.

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Questions from Patrick after Cameron says that Bianca kissed him work well as it suggests an adult nature to this teenage script. His question 'where' and then Cameron's reply, 'in the car', show the wit that can go into these films, especially after Patrick's response to Cameron's answer. Another piece of script that I really like is the part when Joey asks Bianca to choose between 2 photos of him in the same pose in different coloured t-shirts. She uses the word pensive to describe his look but he replies 'Damn, I was going for thoughtful.' This brings out Joey's lack of Intelligence, as he doesn't realise that those words mean the same thing. The soundtrack of the film appeals to all teenagers and young adults alike. Some of the songs are more modern, like the Bare Naked ladies song, One Week. I really like this song and think it's quite good. Also the Madness song used in the film, 'Wings of a dove', may appeal to any older viewers, those that were around when Madness were at their prime. Some of the other bands in their play indie music which sometimes appeals to me, as it is very much similar to rock music. ...read more.

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