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10 Things I Love About “10 Things I Hate About You”

It recently came to light that our own Selena McIntosh has never seen the 1999 cinematic masterpiece that is 10 Things I Hate About You. Obviously, we need to convince her to remedy that.

1. It has Allison Janney. She writes bad erotica and cusses hilariously.

Allison Janney in 10 Things I Hate About You

 

2. It realistically shows a sisterly relationship, complete with horrifying late ’90s fashion.

A scene from 10 Things I Hate About You

 

3. Heath Ledger sings and dances.

Heath Ledger dancing in 10 Things I Hate About You

 

4. Julia Stiles also dances, except she’s on a table and wearing the same outfit I went out in every Thursday night my junior year in college.

Julia Stiles dancing in 10 Things I Hate About You

 

5. This teacher:

Scene from 10 Things I Hate About You

 

6. Kat is awesome.

Scene from 10 Things I Hate About You

 

7. No, seriously.

Scene from 10 Things I Hate About YouScene from 10 Things I Hate About You

 

8. It has baby Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt in 10 Things I Hate About You

 

9. You can be whelmed. In Europe.

Scene from 10 Things I Hate About You

 

10. One of my top ten lines from any movie, ever:

What is it, Asshole Day?Editor’s Note: You had me at Allison Janney. ~SMI

 

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22 thoughts on “10 Things I Love About “10 Things I Hate About You””

  1. I still remember this movie as being the first romantic comedy after which I admitted it might be nice to some day have a boyfriend. That is, if dating was like in the movie, with paint-balling and making out, and having a guy sing songs in the bleachers. I was 16 or 17, and my friends were astounded and triumphant that they had finally found a chick flick that I didn’t make fun of the whole way through!

  2. Oh great. Now, instead of the productive afternoon of applying to jobs and writing I had planned, I’m desperately fighting the urge to turn on 10 Things I Hate About You. GAH.

    Maybe I can convince Boyfriend to watch it with dinner tonight.

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