Sink Into Your Sofa Worthy “Ten Things I Hate About You”

Bella Baker

Trying to figure out what Romantic Movie to watch that’s good enough and will make you sink into your seat?

“10 Things I Hate About You”, a 1999 film which is solely based on the Shakespeare play The Taming of the Shrew. It’s a romantic comedy that viewers like me enjoy every minute of the movie.

In the movie, the main character Cameron is played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt who is a new student at Padua High. The movie starts with Michael (David Krumholtz) giving Cameron a tour of the school. That’s when Cameron is totally distracted by a beautiful and popular sophomore, Bianca Stratford who is played by Larisa Oleynik. Only one problem – she and her know-it-all, feminist, true to herself sister, Kat Stratford (Julia Stiles) are not allowed to date. Cameron is determined to figure out a way to date Bianca by getting a handsome, rebellious, and rough-edged outsider, Patrick Verona (Heath Ledger) to break down her walls by encouraging him to ask out her sister, Kat.  Hoping Kat will see potential in Patrick, will then allow Bianca and Cameron to ‘stumble’ across each other.

“Ten Things I Hate About You” is a relevant comedy for all generations and the humor is just right for teenagers. For example, when Kat Stratford flashes Coach Chapin by lifting up her shirt, distracting him, to get Patrick out of detention. Or when Principle Perky is focusing on writing a racy novel throughout the entire movie. These scenes set the movie into place by making it a more entertaining story. 

This movie also shows some touching moments by putting the movie in a light-hearted scenario for the audience.  My favorite is the famous scene when Kat Stratford shares her poem out loud to the class and begins to cry towards the end.  In my opinion, this scene is the most touching in  “Ten Things I Hate About You” because she shows her true feelings and sensitive side. 

“Ten Things I Hate About You” demonstrates a problem every teenager is facing, struggling to figure out what kind of relationship they have and want to have. 

This feel-good teen romantic comedy is a great movie to grab popcorn and your favorite drink and sink into the couch – alone or with friends