10 Things I Hate About You Adapted from William Shakespeare’s play “The Taming of the Shrew,” 10 Things I Hate About You starts off with Cameron, new student at Padua High, sitting in the office of the quirky guidance counselor Ms. Perky. He is then shown around the school by Michael, who will become his best friend. During his tour is when Cameron first sees Bianca Stratford, a beautiful sophomore with one problem: she isn’t allowed to date. And neither is her “shrew” sister, Katarina, a senior who loves indie rock and feminist prose and hates conformity. But Kat and Bianca’s father alters his house rule: now, Bianca can date… as long as Kat has a date, too. Now, in order for Cameron to date Bianca, he has to find someone to date Kat. So Michael helps him enlist the help of pretty-boy/jerk/model Joey Donner, tricking him into thinking that *he* will get to take Bianca out if he pays someone to take out Kat.
Kat: I hate the way you talk to me
and the way you cut your hair.
I hate the way you drive my car;
I hate it when you stare.
I hate your big dumb combat boots
and the way you read my mind.
I hate you so much it makes me sick.
It even makes me rhyme.
I hate it — I hate the way you’re always right;
I hate it when you lie.
I hate it when you make me laugh;
even worse when you make me cry.
I hate it when you’re not around
and the fact that you didn’t call.
But mostly I hate the way I don’t hate you —
not even close, not even a little bit, not even at all.
Ah young gloriously stupid, incredibly wonderfully dumb teenage love. It only comes around once in life, so embrace it.
My favorite guy in the movie was the father, played by the very funny Larry Miller.