10 Things I Hate About You

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Touchstone Pictures Released 1999

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Director:
Gil Junger
Released:
1999
Rating:
PG-13

In the world of Padua High School, Sophomore Bianca Stratford is desired by all and her senior sister Kat is feared by them. The only thing that is stopping Bianca from enjoying her prime teen dating years is her father's new rule - she can't date until her sister does. When transfer student Cameron instantly falls for fair Bianca, he devices a plan with his new friend Michael to both get her to fall for him and get her sister to date. They trick pompous school heartthrob Joey Donner into paying misunderstood school bad boy Patrick Verona to tame and court the shrewish Kat. All goes well until the plan works too well and the truth comes out.

Metacritic Score

  • 100

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Thomas

    Lutz's dialogue is consistently sharp and snappy, and the large cast forms a sparkling ensemble under Junger's adept direction.

  • 60

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    If it's all very clever for a teen-age film, it also feels terribly forced.

  • 60

    Variety Dennis Harvey

    10 Things doesn't take much time before ditching its pitch idea in favor of a mishmash of newer formulas, never quite settling on a cogent game plan or directorial tone.

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    • Production budget - $30,000,000
      Domestic gross - $38,178,166 (53rd)
      Worldwide gross - $53,478,166 (63rd)

      Domestic adjusted for 2013 - $61,100,096
      Domestic adjusted for 2013 - $85,586,120

    • Filming locations:
      Century Ballroom, Seattle, Washington
      Gas Works Park, Seattle, Washington
      Stadium High School, Tacoma, Washington
      The Paramount Theatre, Seattle, Washington
      Aurora Bridge, Seattle, Washington
      Buckaroo Tavern, Seattle, Washington
      Fremont Place Book Company, Seattle, Washington
      Fremont Troll, Aurora Bridge, Seattle, Washington
      Kerry Park, Seattle, Washington
      Seattle, Washington
      Tacoma, Washington

    • Taglines:
      1. I pine, I perish!
      2. They're spitefully romantic.
      3. Romeo, Oh Romeo, Get Out Of My Face.
      4. How do I loathe thee? Let me count the ways.
      5. There are so many different ways to hate. Count them yourself.

    • Music:
      One Week (Remix)
      Written by Ed Robertson
      Performed by Barenaked Ladies
      Bad Reputation
      Written by Joan Jett
      Performed by Joan Jett
      All My Life (Ignorants Remix)
      Written by Rory Bennett, Jo Jo Hailey
      Performed by K-Ci & JoJo
      Calypso
      Written by Janet English, Damien Whitty, Mark Maher
      Performed by Spiderbait
      Sexy Boy
      Written by Nicolas Godin, Jean-Benoît Dunckel
      Performed by Air
      Get Em Outaa Here
      Written by Steve Summers, Sprung Monkey
      Performed by Sprung Monkey
      C'mon
      Written by Greg McKenna, Kay Hanley, Scott Riebling, Michael Eisenstein, Stacy Jones
      Performed by Letters to Cleo
      Soar
      Written by Ralph Sall
      Performed by ATM
      Rondo Vivace. Piano Concerto #1
      Written by Frédéric Chopin
      Co-Pilot
      Written by Greg McKenna, Scott Riebling, Kay Hanley, Michael Eisenstein
      Performed by Letters to Cleo
      Dazz
      Written by Ray Ransom, Edward Irons, Reginald Hargis
      Performed by Brick
      Word Up
      Written by Larry Blackmon, Tomi Jenkins
      Performed by Cameo
      Atomic Dog
      Written by George Clinton, Garry Shider,David L. Spradley
      Performed by George Clinton
      Push It
      Written by Herbie Azor
      Performed by Salt-N-Pepa
      Just Be Good To Me
      Written by Terry Lewis, Jimmy Jam
      Performed by The S.O.S. Band
      Hypnotize
      Written by Sean Combs, The Notorious B.I.G.,
      Deric Angelettie, Ron Lawrence, Randy 'Badazz' Alpert, Andy Armer
      Performed by The Notorious B.I.G.
      Hold Me Now
      Written by Alannah Currie, Joe Leeway, Tom Bailey
      Performed by The Thompson Twins
      War
      Written by Peter Svensson, Nina Persson
      Performed by The Cardigans
      Cruel To Be Kind
      Written by Ian Gomm, Nicholas Drain Lowe
      Performed by Letters to Cleo
      Saturday Night
      Written by Marti Sharron, Danny Sembello, Rodney Jerkins
      Performed by Ta-Gana
      Can't Get Enough Of You Baby
      Written by Denny Randell, Sandy Linzer
      Performed by The Colourfield
      Wings Of A Dove
      Written by Carl Smyth, 'Graham 'Suggs' McPherson'
      Performed by Madness
      The Weakness In Me
      Written by Joan Armatrading
      Performed by Joan Armatrading
      New World
      Written by Leroy
      Performed by Leroy
      Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You
      Written by Bob Crewe, Bob Gaudio
      FNT
      Written by Dan Wilson, Jacob Slichter
      Performed by Semisonic
      Your Winter
      Written by Ken Block, Andrew Copeland, Ryan Newell, Jeff Beres, Mark Trojanowski
      Performed by Sister Hazel
      I Know
      Written by Michael Holton, Mire Molnar, Brian Mashburn, Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley,
      O'Kelly Isley
      Performed by Save Ferris
      Can't Stop
      Written by Brian Mashburn
      Performed by Save Ferris
      Even Angels Fall
      Written by Tom Whitlock, Jessica Riddle, Kim Bullard, Penny Framstead
      Performed by Jessica Riddle
      I Want You To Want Me
      Written by Rick Nielsen
      Performed by Letters to Cleo
      One More Thing
      Performed by Richard Gibbs

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Categories

Comedy, Drama

Themes

Romantic Comedy, Love & Romance, Teen