"How much does this movie suck? Let me count the ways"
Its based on Shakespeare so it must be pretty good... Right?WRONG
The fact that piece of shit was loosely based on "The Taming of The Shrew" is a gimmick. In fact, the Shakespearian plot has been twisted and fucked over to the point that it is unrecognizable. The only time this piece of garbage attempts to acknowledge Shakespeare it comes in a shitty rap version of Shakespeare that sucks the mother-of-all-dicks.
But this is the least of this films worries...
The first half of "The 10 things I Hate About Shrew... I mean You" is a smorgasbord of moronic dialogue and cardboard characters.
In one scene this guy sits still while some pretty boy draws a dick on his face. The character later stops and acknowledges "I have a dick on my face. Don't I?" <cue laughter>...
Answer: YES. This movie has dick all over its face.
Lets get to the "Shakespearian" plot...
It seems that poor Bianca (Larisa Oleynik) can't date unless she convinces her sister to date first. Her father has come up with the ingenious idea that he will curb his daughter's budding sexuality by making her wait until her uptight, bitchy sister decides to date.
Her sister, Kat, is played by Julia Stiles.
She is actually the best thing about this movie. There is one scene in which she dances "jiggy" style on a table. This scene gets a 11 on the Blue-Vein-O-Meter.
Much is made of the fact that she is "heinous bitch". To the point that her own father excretes the line "My insurance doesn't cover PMS" after she slams into pretty boy's car.
After enduring the first half of the movie, which contains more lame insults than Don Rickles at a celebrity roast, it all becomes a tad less irritating. This is when the movie shifts from being randomly stupid to utterly predictable.
-Will Kat end up with the suave Australian? Yes. (No. I am not referring to OZ)
-Will Bianca discover that the guy from Third Rock From the Sun is the perfect guy for her? You betcha.
-Will this movie leave your memory less than 30 seconds after you have seen it? Ummmmm yeah.
I have to give props to Heath Ledger for his good performance as the Aussie-guy-who-acts-tough-but-is-really-a-softy-inside (also seen in Rushmore to much better effect.)
Also Julia Stiles and Larisa Oleynik do a pretty good job. Besides that, there is one clever scene with Ledger and a high school band. It does little to redeem this contrived bullshit.
Watch "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" 10 times and call me in the morning.Vapid, boring and unbelievably predictable. Ferris Bueller where are you?!?!?