Ultimately, those familiar with snarky, quip-laden comedies will shrug off such shortcomings and embrace the track's finer qualities. Its moderately fluctuating volume levels could have you reaching for the remote. The performances here are the main reason to watch. The other major special feature on the Blu-ray is a retrospective featurette that looks at the film through the lens its tenth birthday. I never saw this when it first came out. For those who were once the victims of teenage deception and manipulation, it will be a sugary, naive romantic comedy that paints young love in broad, brightly colored strokes. However, it was still really fun to listen to all of them reminisce and even kick themselves over their behavior as teens during the filming of the movie.
She has a deep and abiding hatred for men that is very inconvenient for her younger sister Bianca, since their father will not allow Bianca to date until Kat is dating as well. Jane Austen's Emma became Clueless. That makes sense, since teens haven't been down with The Bard, well, probably since the 1600s. Instead, it's more about young love, the prom, teen angst and a totally grungy soundtrack. Loretta Castorini: Snap out of it! What isn't as transparent is the teen formula, which is alive and well here. There are archetypal cliques, the obligatory drinking party scene, a fairly tidy side coupling, quirky adult authority figures, and rapid-fire zingers. Rather than following the trend of grossout humor that was popular a decade ago, 10 Things I Hate About You looks at how teenagers feel and function rather than their hormones and bodily fluids.
We have to respect that the studio didn't try to cash in on every little outtake left behind by the late Heath Ledger. When you love 'em, they drive you crazy. I've watched this more times than I will admit. This piece has new interviews with director Junger and writers Smith and Lutz, but everything else is old style footage. Extras, for a 10th anniversary edition, are sadly pretty lacking.
New kid in school Cameron Joseph Gordon-Levitt is smitten with the beautiful Bianca Larisa Oleynik. It is filmed at a location every person could wish his high school looked like. A talented young cast and a clever script only help, making the film one of the more underrated, overlooked teen comedies in recent memory. It's interesting to see what he has to say about the movie and how he noticed that Heath Ledger was going to be a superstar. It presents teenagers as human beings.
Obviously, Heath Ledger's unexpected young death brought him greater fame than his steady life's work did. Stiles went from 10 Things to a personal favorite of mine, Save the Last Dance, and then onto the Bourne trilogy. She appreciates looking nice and getting noticed. Cameron, played by a fresh-faced Joseph Gordon-Levitt , falls for Bianca on the first day of school, but he's got to get around that darned rule. Larissa Oleynik was great, but for some reason never really hit it big. More akin to the films of John Hughes than American Pie and its ilk, it relies on the rat-a-tat-tat interactions of its well-rounded characters rather than the sheer audacity of infantile humor.
I've watched this five times this year and still enjoying it. Ledger's surviving castmates may not enjoy the icon status he posthumously does, but they haven't exactly faded. Of course, this proves to be quite the challenge, but once Kat allows herself to be vulnerable, she opens herself to pain. Never mind: the girls are still well-rounded, autonomous in their own right characters. This film is such a product of the 90s, while being wonderfully progressive and sweet. High school sophomore Bianca Stratford Larisa Oleynik has two invitations to the prom and one big problem: her father Larry Miller won't let her go unless her antisocial older sister Kat Julia Stiles attends as well.
If you are in the mood for a light comedy the entire family can watch then 10 Things I Hate About You is definitely your choice and your young ones might no longer be squeamish when they here the name Heath Leger. Fleshtones are good and warm, with the exception of Stiles, whose porcelain skin stands out amongst her tan teen counterparts but don't blame the Blu-ray for that. The Film Making Shakespeare look interesting to teenagers is tough. From the writing to the cast to the direction and all the other parts in between, this is a rare film that is solid in every way. Their dad is over protective, and comes up with a weird rule that means Bianca can date, but only when Kat does. Perky Allison Janney and her obsession with coming up with dirty adjectives and metaphors. The film's story is really dynamic in that each of the male lead's plots play out in a way that could easily carry its own movie.
Perky , David Leisure Mr. Otherwise, sharpness and colors are terrific. It certainly isn't a perfect release, but it is worth some attention. This movie is a personal favourite of mine and will tug on your heartstrings as you watch the romance between Kat and Patrick form. Anyone who's seen '10 Things' knows that the plot and its predictability are its weak points. Artifacting, crush, aliasing and other pesky anomalies are kept to a minimum, and ringing is the only issue that frequently rears its ugly head.
Sophomore Bianca Larisa Oleynik is far cheerier. Pay attention to what happens when Ledger first appears on screen. The only glaring omission is a digital copy, which would be nice for the little ones to see this film while you are on the go. It isn't until the special features that you find out when Stiles reads her poem towards the end that crying wasn't scripted during that scene. There is almost zero artifacting with a very wide range of colors that literally make the film pop off the screen. For a ten-year-old catalog title, a modestly budgeted teen comedy at that, 10 Things I Hate About You looks pretty good in high definition. As it stands, 10 Things I Hate About You is all three, making it a smarter, sharper, wittier comedy than its overpopulated genre arguably deserves.