8 Films You Probably Didn’t Know Were Based On Shakespeare’s Plays
10 Things I Hate About You
Ah yes, that moment when you realize that the Joker and Robin actually went to high school together–life will never be the same again. But seriously, 10 Things I Hate About You may have all the unoriginal staples of a teen rom-com, but it still contains some quirky nods to the Shakespearian play it is loosely based off of, Taming of the Shrew.
In 10 Things, the late Heath Ledger is hired by Joseph Gordon-Levitt to woo, or tame, the shrew, Julia Stiles, with the hopes of having her father let her younger sister, Larisa Oleynik go to the dance. Sounds like a typical film we tend to see every year, but it is actually pretty damn good.