Watching romantic comedy will never be bored. People will always be interested in it even if the formula of the movie is the same with the other romantic comedy movies that ever existed. Usually, at the beginning of the story, the girl and the boy will be hostile each other. As time goes by, they fall in love each other and then in the end they will be a romantic couple. Well, talk about romantic comedy movie, there is a romantic comedy movie that is recommended to watch on Netflix. What is that? As you can see on the title of this article, the title of the movie is “10 Things I Hate About You”.
10 Things I Hate About You was a 1999 movie that was directed by Gil Junger. It stars Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger, Larisa Oleynik, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Larry Miller, David Krumholtz, Andrew Keegan, and Susan May Pratt. This movie was released on March 31, 1999 and became number 2 at the domestic box office during its opening weekend and was a moderate financial and critical success. It was a breakthrough role for Stiles, Ledger and also Gordon-Levitt because they were nominated for any kinds of teen-oriented awards. This movie is a modernization of The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare in late 16th century. In this movie, it retold in a late 1990s American high school setting. The story is about a new student at Padua High named Cameron (Gordon-Levitt) who is smitten with Bianca (Oleynik) and to get around her father’s strict rules on dating, tries to get bad boy Patrick (Ledger) to date the sister of Bianca who is ill-tempered, Kat (Stiles). The most of filming took place in the Seattle metropolitan area with a lot of scenes were shot at Stadium High School in Tacoma.
The movie got a lot of positive feedback from critics. Geoff Andrew from Time Out praised the lead of the movie and he states that Stiles grows into her character and Ledger is effortlessly charming. Then, Ron Wells, a critic from Film Threat says that of all teen films released in that year, this one is, by far, the best. This movie was listed on Entertainment Weekly at #49 on the list of Best High School Movies. IN the opening weekend, the movie grossed US$8,330,681 in 2,271 theaters in the United States and also Canada. It averaged $3,668 per venue and ranked number 2 at the box office behind The Matrix. It grossed a total of $38,178,166 in the United States and Canada and $15,300,000 in the other territories, about $53,500,000 worldwide. This movie had an estimated budget of $16 million and it is considered a moderate financial and critical success. In the box office, the movie is number 10 in teen romance, 18th in high school comedies and it ranked 96th in comedies. So, after all the reviews about this movie that were explained above, it is recommended to watch this movie, right?