10 Things I Hate About You

Was reluctant to watch a romantic comedy, but succumbed to Julia Stiles and Larisa Oleynik (Nickelodeon’s Alex Mac). I realised partway in that this movie was adapted from Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew (a good thing) and (to my horror) that Joseph Gordon-Levitt was actually the kid from Third Rock from the Sun.

Anyway, it’s very well-written and extremely witty, with zingers rocketing backwards and forwards. Stiles’ character was obnoxious for three-quarters of the movie but redeemed herself (in a way) with the titular apology poem. Oleynik’s character was an uncommon and incisive portrayal of someone who is incredibly selfish but doesn’t think she is (and gets away with it most of the time).

Despite being a rom-com of sorts, I do recommend this movie for its sterling writing.

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One response to “10 Things I Hate About You

  1. I’ve watched that movie twice. =)

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