Sunday, February 26, 2017

10 Things I Hate About You

You need a movie to watch until the Oscars come on, and you can watch any movie you want. Unfortunately, if you're reading this, the Oscars are over. Fortunately, you can still watch 10 Things I Hate About You on Netflix. Before you write it off as just another coming-of-age high school type teen romcom, think Taming of the Shrew, because that's what this movie is an adaptation of. Everyone will concede Shakespeare told great stories although few understand the dialogue. You'll have no problem with the dialogue, especially if you have the captions on. Some of the casting is just primo: Allison Janney as a prig high school principal obsessed with writing porn; Julia Stiles who is always just wonderful; and Larry Miller as Kate's father, whom you might fondly remember as the doorman in Seinfeld. Okay, it's a stupid movie with many stupid scenes, and likely everyone who reads this post is, or considers themselves to be, too old and sophisticated for such stuff, but, with all its flaws, its charming and sweet. Not to give away the perfect ending, but boy gets girl and other boy gets other girl. And oh yes, it's got good music, that counter-balances Heath Ledger's annoying haircut.

IMDb Link to 10 Things I Hate About You

Short Clip of The Doorman

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