Monday, February 11, 2013

Movie Monday: 10 Things I Hate About You

So I think I'm FINALLY over the dreaded North American Flu of Grossness that hit with a vengeance LAST SUNDAY. But despite feeling better, I still wanted to watch a movie that didn't require much in the way of brain ability. Where else would I turn but teen movies from the late 90s?!

I love the crap out of this movie. BECAUSE OF REASONS, YOU GUYS.

Reasons why 10 Things I Hate About You is awesome:
1. Heath Ledger. (*SOB*)
2. The school building. Holy shit.
3. Prada backpacks.
4. Julia Stiles.
5. Joseph Gordon-Levitt. He looks about four years old, but he's perfect.
6. The music. That's one amazing soundtrack, you guys.
7. The dad. OMFG.
8. Allison Janney.
9. Shakespeare, bitches.
10. David Krumholtz. He's phenomenal.
11. The archery scene.
12. Serenading Kat at soccer training.
13. Mr. Morgan, the English teacher.
14. Riding off the edge of the cliff on a motorbike.
15. The dad doing sit ups. GPOY, you guys.
16. Paintball.
17. Hideous prom dresses.
18. Joey arriving to pick Bianca up for the prom and getting the door shut in his face.
19. Kat's favourite band playing at the prom.

Plus, the following quotes. And to be honest, I could just list the entire script:
- "Hello, Katarina. Made anyone cry today?" "Sadly, no. But it's only 4.30!"
- "I heard he ate a live duck once." "Everything but the beak and feet."
- "My insurance does NOT cover PMS!" "Well, then tell them I had a seizure."
- "I know you can be overwhelmed, and you can be underwhelmed, but can you ever just be whelmed?" "I think you can in Europe."
- "I'm down, I've got the 411, and you are not going out and getting jiggy with some boy, I don't care how dope his ride is. My momma didn't raise no foo'!"
- "Can we, for two seconds, ignore the fact that you're severely unhinged and discuss my need for a night of teenage normalcy?" "What's normal? Those damn... Dawson's River kids sleeping in each other's beds and what not?"
- "What is it with this chick? Does she have beer flavoured nipples??"
- "Who knocked up your sister?"
- "There's a difference between like and love. Because, I like my Skechers, but I love my Prada backpack." "But I love my Skechers." "That's because you don't have a Prada backpack."
- "I hate the way you talk to me, and the way you cut your hair. I hate the way you drive my car. I hate it when you stare. I hate your big dumb combat boots, and the way you read my mind. I hate you so much it makes me sick; it even makes me rhyme. I hate it, I hate the way you're always right. I hate it when you lie. I hate it when you make me laugh, even worse when you make me cry. I hate it when you're not around, and the fact that you didn't call. But mostly I hate the way I don't hate you. Not even close, not even a little bit, not even at all."
- "I have a dick on my face, don't I?"
- "The shit hath hitith the fan... ith."
- "Where's your sister going?" "She's meeting some bikers. Big ones. Full of sperm." "Funny."
- "People perceive you as somewhat..." "Tempestuous?" ""Heinous bitch" is the term used most often."
- "This morning, I delivered a set of twins to a fifteen-year-old girl, do you know what she said to me?" ""I'm a crack-whore who should have made my skeazy boyfriend wear a condom"?" "Close, but no. She said, "I should have listened to my father"." "She did not." "Well, that's what she would have said if she wasn't so doped up!"
- "It's not everyday you find a girl who'll flash someone to get you out of detention."
- "So, I hear you were terrorizing Mr. Morgan's class... again." "Expressing my opinion is not a terrorist action." "The way you expressed your opinion to Bobby Ridgeway? By the way, his testicle retrieval operation went quite well, in case you're interested." "I still maintain that he kicked himself in the balls."
- "Don't touch anything. You may get hepatitis."
- "I know how difficult it must be for you to overcome all those years of upper middle-class suburban oppression. Must be tough. But the next time you storm the PTA crusading for better... lunch meat, or whatever it is you white girls complain about, ask them WHY they can't buy a book written by a black man!" "That's right mon!" "Don't even get me started on you two!"
- "Mr. Morgan, is there any chance we could get Kat to take her Midol *before* she comes to class?" "Someday, you gonna get bitch-slapped and I'm not gonna do a thing to stop it."
- "Which one do you like better?" "Umm, I think I like the white shirt better." "Yeah, it's-it's more..." "Pensive?" "Damn, I was going for thoughtful."
- "Oh wait... was that... did your hairline just recede?"

Shall I immediately go and watch it again? Yes? Yes.

K xx


  1. I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say that this is probably THE best late 90s teen movie OF EVER!

    I mean, come ON, amirite?!

    What else could possibly trump it...Varsity Blues? Snerrrrrk. (Can't Hardly Wait? Disturbing Behaviour? She's All That? Okay, maybe She's All That is a close second in a so-bad-it's-good way, hahah.)

    But seriously, no other late 90s teen movie comes close...a pox on them!


    There are so many things to love about this movie and you've listed pretty much all of them. The dad is the best, loooooooove him. I loved that hilarious Dawson's River reference then and I love it still.

    School building!
    The poem! (Which always makes me choke up!)
    The Heathness! (RIP, sniff!)

    Too many good things. Must watch it again, post-haste!


    1. She's All That is definitely a close second, but this tops the list every single time. It's phenomenal.

  2. One of my favourite movies of all times. I'm whelmed that you reviewed it! (Google's spell check is apparently convinced that 'whelmed' is a word!!)

    Also, the main character has my name. And I listened to this soundtrack endlessly while I lived at university.

    I wonder if I can convince Chris to watch this with me tonight??

  3. I'm european but I don't think I've ever been whelmed before. Well, the Macbook dictionary even has a definition for that word (-> engulf, submerge, or bury (someone or something))*swoon*.

    This is hands down the best 90s teen movie I have ever seen and I have watched it so many times. And I could watch it until eternity and it would never get boring because of all the reasons you mentioned and the soundtrack. Yes, I love crappy 90s pop so naturally I have the soundtrack on CD and love, love, LOVE it!!

    1. I wish I still had a CD player so that I could listen to the soundtrack... (I only ripped my favourite songs to my laptop, and now have a laptop without a disc drive) SIGH.

  4. I can't be the only one who just sat here and read all the quote aloud to myself in an American accent, can I?

    1. Definitely not. I did exactly the same while writing the post!

  5. So, I'm thinking of buying a Tercel. Yeah... that's a Toyota.

  6. So great! I may need to watch this now. It's been far too long.

    1. I have that thought literally every time I watch the movie.

  7. ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAVORITE MOVIES! Seriously, when I was in high school I spent almost an entire summer watching this movie. I can still say the lines along with the characters. One of the best teen movies of all time. (In my humble opinion.) At least from the 90s.

    And Heath Ledger - SOBBING.

    1. This is seriously my favourite 90s teen movie. My favourite of the 2000s is Mean Girls. OBVIOUSLY.

  8. Wow. Amazing.

    On Sunday night I read your tweet to IC and told him to guess what movie you were watching and then HE preceded to quote basically the entire movie. I think his sister may have made him sit through it once or thrice.

    1. Ahahahahahahahaha, IC is the best. THE BEST.

  9. I saw this movie for the first time right after I had finished reading "The Taming of the Shrew" for lit class. Oh man. How I laughed.

    And now I want to go watch it, but knowing my luck, Netflix won't have it available on instant. ((sigh))

    1. Oh man, seeing it right after reading The Taming of the Shrew would have been amazing!!

  10. "That must be Nigel with the brie!" Just had to add that because you chose all the best quotes yourself! I love this film. Definitely a great one to watch when you're feeling ill, always makes me laugh.

  11. Best part of this movie, years later, that Robin and the Joker were in this together.


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