Tuesday, January 20, 2009

10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

In 10 Things I Hate About You, Heath Ledger plays Patrick Verona, a scruffy young man who says things like, “I didn't sleep with a Spice Girl — I think.”

Patrick is goaded by Joey Donner (Andrew Keegan) to date Kat Stratford (Julia Stiles), a precocious book worm completely uninterested in romance and all its complications.

Worlds collide, followed by a verbal banter between the foolhardy Patrick and the elusive, cat-like Kat.

"I'll take you places you've never been before," says Patrick.

"Like where?" Kat wonders. "The 7/11 on Broadway?"

Although trivial and predictable, 10 Things I Hate About You struck gold with Heath Ledger. He's amusing, most especially while singing a clunky rendition of “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.”

Patrick can’t take his eyes off Kat. And Kat, try as she might, can’t help but fall for Patrick’s trailer park charm. When Kat bares her innards through poetry, 10 Things I Hate About You finally gets its groove on.

At that very moment, we're reminded how glorious and prickly high school is.


Raft3r said...

most girls love this movie

btw, may post ako na title ang pelikulang ire


Andy Briones said...

Yeah, I agree. It's definitely a teen flick made for prepubescent girls, ehehe.

You have a post with a similar title? Give me the link.

The Scud said...

i saw this in my teens. haha. i don't remember enjoying the movie. naalala ko lang astig si julia stiles. may spunk.

Andy Briones said...

Me too; I don't like the movie as much as I'd like to like it. Ehehe.

I only did it because today is Heath Ledger's first death anniversary, and I was thinking of writing about a Heath Ledger film. 10 Things I Hate About You is his first American film (and his first big break outside of Australia); I was like, Why not write about it?

It was only when I was writing it that I realized how bad the film is. Oh man, that film sucks so bad.

Raft3r said...

ledger must be rolling in his grave these days

Andy Briones said...

Haha! I guess so!

Raft3r said...

yun 10 things i hate about you post ko check mo under relationships label

tapos about the google drama, click the link sa what have you done lately post ko

yan, ha

todo promote na ako

btw, yun post about "you"
scheduled for posting before the month ends

Andy Briones said...

Uy, thanks! Sige, I'll read your 10 Things I Hate About You post. :-)

Panaderos said...

Too bad Mr. Ledger's gone. He already possessed a substantial body of work and could have become one of the best actors of our time had he lived longer.

I like Julia Stiles too. Though she may not be as glamorously beautiful as some of her peers, she always puts in a very credible performance on each of her roles.

Great blog you have here. I love going to the movies too and I always enjoy reading what people think of certain movies they've seen. Thanks for the comment and visit to my blog! Much appreciated.

Andy Briones said...

Panaderos, thanks also for posting on my blog! I agree with you re: Heath Ledger. He was at his peak when he passed away. It's a shame he wasn't able to finish shooting Terry Gilliam's The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. I heard that Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Colin Farrell stepped in to do "versions" of Ledger's role. I hope he wins a Best Supporting Oscar for The Dark Knight. He deserves it more than anyone else. (Ehehe, I'm a bit biased.)

Thanks again for dropping by!

Raft3r said...

did ya find it?

funny thing about ledger
yun tipong you don't know what you got til it's gone ba

feeling ko
parang sympathy vote na lang if he wins
although he was brilliant in batman
if he was alive, do you think he'll actually win?

Andy Briones said...

Raft3r, sayang nga he passed away when he was at his peak. I wasn't really into him before, but when I saw him in I'm Not There and The Dark Knight, I was like, "Wow, this guy has substance."

You raised a valid point with the sympathy vote thingie, but check out his competition: Josh Brolin, Robert Downey Jr., Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Michael Shannon. I think it's anyone's game right now, although I'm hoping Ledger or Hoffman will win. Ehehe.

The Scud said...

pareho kami ni panaderos. i like julia stiles too. astig.

Andy Briones said...

The Scud, I agree. She's okay, I mean compared to Kate Hudson, she's definitely okay. At least she has three good films: The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, and The Bourne Ultimatum. Hudson only has Almost Famous.

I'm bashing Kate Hudson again. Ehehe.

Raft3r said...

your "post" is up
hope you like it

Andy Briones said...

Raft3r, thanks man! Absolutely love it!

What Jodie Foster films are you looking for? I'll send you bootlegs pag may makita ako.

Raft3r said...

i have most of her films
kahit freaky friday
san ka pa

Andy Briones said...

Raft3r, you have a copy of Freaky Friday? Patay tayo jan, ehehe.

How was it? Was Jodie Foster in that film?

the donG said...

i was still in college that time. julia and heath played their role well. i like the last part when heath gave julia a guitar.

The Scud said...

andy > i think raft3r was referring to the original freaky friday movie. the lindsay lohan film was a remake.

Andy Briones said...

@the donG: For some odd reason, Heath and Julia look good together. The part I like most was when Julia read her poem: 10 Things I Hate About You. Heartbreaking.

@The Scud: Oh yeah, I forgot about that one! I thought he was referring to the Linday Lohan flick. :-)

dreamwalker said...

Hey Tito Man! Oh yan ha, visited your blog. Galing galing naman. As for this movie, cute ni Heath Ledger, of course and I think I really liked the soundtrack. That's the prepubescent girl in me ;)

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