I hate it when you’re not around, and the fact that you didn’t call.
KAT (continuing) 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 that 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 any at all.
CAMERON I thought you hated those people.
As it would be expected from a typical teen movie, "10 Things I Hate about You" deals with issues like unreciprocated love and confusion. The movie was released in 1999 as a romantic comedy and as a modern adaptation of Shakespeare's famous play. The film's main characters are Kat and Bianca Stratford (played by Julia Stiles and Larisa Oleynik), Patrick Verona (played by Heath Ledger and based on the character of Petruchio), Cameron James (played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt and inspired on Lucentio), and Joey Donner (who is played by Andrew Keegan and whose personality combines many elements of the original characters of Gremio and Hortensio).
In order to understand better the success of the movie "10 Things I Hate about You", it is useful to have a general idea about the original play as written by Shakespeare. The Taming of the Shrew was written towards the end of the 16th century (probably between 1590 and 1592). The comedy is set in Padua, Italy, where noble lady Katerina Minola is known for her difficult character and brazen personality. As a result of her harshness, everyone believes that Katerina will never get married.