10 Things I Hate About You

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10 Things I Hate About You Ah yes, the use of "olden day" words and the poetic flow of William Shakespeare. His work is long lasting memorized and used. He has even had movies made out of his work. For the most part the producers fancily use his words throughout the movie. For example: "The Taming of the Shrew", "Hamlet", and both versions of "Romeo and Juliet". A remake of the classic Shakespeare play "The Taming of the Shrew" is "10 Things I Hate About You", which is non the less different from all else.

Kat and Bianca Stratford are two teenage sisters who live with their overprotective father. Kat is an ill-tempered senior who is determined to alienate any guy who might be remotely interested in her. On the other hand, Bianca is one of the most admired sophomores at Pudua High School, especially by the guys.

The only catch is that she cannot date till Kat starts dating. A transfer student, Cameron, gets a glimpse of Bianca and falls head over heels for her. During Cameron's attempts at pursuing Bianca, he learns about her father's rules. Cameron devices a brilliant plan: to get Patrick, a sullen loner, to date Kat a few times in order to clear the way for Bianca to begin dating. Only complications arise, but are fixed by getting a rich idiot, Joey, to finance Patrick's pursuing of Kat. What Cameron fails to take into consideration is that perhaps Kat will not want to date Patrick.

Even though it is a remake of "The Taming of the Shrew" it has its differences. One of the main differences is that "10 Things I Hate About You" has been dramatically modernized to grasp the interest of teens. It takes place in one...