Critical Analysis Of 10 Things I Hate About You

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Directed by Gil Junger and produced by Touchstone Pictures in 1999, 10 Things I Hate About You is teen romantic comedy-drama. It stars Julia Stiles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and the recently deceased Heath Ledger. This critically acclaimed film has garnered many award nominations, most of which were due to the standout performance by the actors and actresses, and that caused it to be a breakout success for the stars.

Despite hearing rave reviews about this film from many critics and friends, I never watched it as I personally am not a fan of most things related to romance. However, I figured now would be the right time to test the waters and see what the hype is all about. 10 Things I Hate About You revolves Cameron James desperately trying to date Bianca Stratford, through the means of getting a fellow schoolmate, Joey, so pay Patrick Verona to date Bianca’s sister, Kat. The reason behind this is that the sister’s father have a rule that Bianca cannot date until Kat does. The story further develops as Patrick finds himself starting to genuinely like Kat.

Now at this point, I would have probably scoffed, made a sarcastic remark, and not even consider watching the film. Typical and cliché, isn’t it? Just like any other silly romantic comedy, at first, the two seem incompatible, then they spend a large part of the film fighting their attraction. But at the end, they fall in love and live happily ever after, right? No. Not for this film. Kat and Patrick’s relationship, or lack
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