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10 Things I Hate About You


Friday December 10th at 8.30pm

10 Things I Hate About You

Cast: Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, Larisa Oleynik, Andrew Keegan, Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

Director: Gil Junger 
  
This is the film that made the world first notice Heath Ledger as he stars alongside Julia Stiles in this entertaining rom-com , based on Shakespeare's 'The Taming of the Shrew'.

Set in a modern-day US high school we meet the Stratford sisters. Pretty and popular Bianca (Larisa Oleynik) has never had a date; and Kat (Julia Stiles), her older sibling, an ill-tempered harridan whose acerbic wit is matched only by her steadfast determination to alienate any guy who might be remotely interested in her. 

Unfortunately, strict rules in the Stratford household forbid Bianca from having a boyfriend until her odious sister has one of her own - a situation that seems highly improbable considering Kat is a social disaster. 

Bianca's desperation for romance turns into a convoluted scheme to match Kat with her male equivalent - a guy whose reputation is so infamous, Kat might rise to the challenge and find him worthy of her concealed charms. 

Mating mayhem ensues when Patrick Verona (Heath Ledger) - a sullen young man with a mysterious past - is bribed by Bianca's wannabe boyfriend (Andrew Keegan) to woo and win Kat, in order to clear the way for Bianca to begin dating.

As Shakespeare attempts to convey, things never go smoothly when it comes to love!

Trivia: Although not a huge hit at the box office, the film began a massive success on video/DVD.

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