Thursday 14 April

10things

10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU

Based on Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, screenplay by Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith, directed by Gil Junger. Starring Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles.

This teen-comedy re-working of The Taming of the Shrew could well have fallen flat. Instead, it’s sharp, pacy and a chance for young talents Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles and Joseph Gordon-Levitt to display their promise. Kat deplores ‘the idiocy of teenage social life’ but all the while she’s playing in a witty demonstration of the opposite.