Thursday, July 23, 2009

A New Venture?

I have absolutely NO idea what to talk about today. It wa an average day, nothing remarkable, nothing to really talk about. Not even feelings wise. I am ehhhh. You know that feeling? Not good or bad, just in the middle. So I figured since a lot of you like my movie reviews, when all else fails, I can write movie reviews for some of my favorite movies. Sure, when I see a new movie I write about it, I can't seem to stop myself, but this is different. These are movies already out, that usually I own, that I share with you guys. If you haven't seen it, maybe you will want to give it a chance and go rent it. Or if you have seen it, you can give your opinions and such. What do you think? Lame or good idea when I feel the old writer's block?? Seriously, I ask your opinions.

So to start off this...hmmm....a name....Reviewed by Wendy? Movie Chat with Wendy? Movie Mayhem? Errrr...??? Any suggestions?

Okay, for my first pick, I choose 10 Things I Hate About You. Some of you may be under the assumption that this is just a show on ABC Family, all new and original, but it is not. It is based on this amazing movie from 1999 that starred an amazing ensemble cast, including Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger (his break-out movie!), Joseph Gordon-Levitt, David Krumholtz and more.

Cameron (Gordon-Levitt) is new to Padua High School and is being given the tour, when he first spots Bianca Stratford. It is love at first sight. His tour guide Michael (Krumholtz) warns him she is a shallow, vain girl only into popularity, and not even allowed to date. This does not deter Cameron's love and he begins tutoring Bianca in French...which he doesn't know. Awww.

Bianca has an older sister Kat, who is a misfit, as she doesn't care to date and does her own thing, not caring about what anyone thinks of her! Their father is super protective, and an OBGYN (LOL), so when he finds out Joey Donner, the school stud (Andrew Keegan) drove Binks home, he impulsively tells a complaining Bianca that she can date when Kat does, knowing Kat finds boys repulsive. So he feels quite happy and proud with himself. Ahhh poor Mr. Stratford. When the entire school learns Bianca can date when Kat does, Cameron hatches a plan, true it is a mean plan, but it shows you how far gone Cameron is, and how he is only thinking of being with Bianca. He is not thinking of anyone's feelings, but his own love for the "fair" Bianca.

Cameron and Michael can't think of a boy brave enough to go up against the slightly scary Kat Stratford. Until they set their sites on Patrick Verona (Ledger), a deviant boy most of the school is terrified of, being known to eat live bats. But Patrick has no interest in helping the boys out or dating the witch of the school. So the two unpopular boys approach Joey who wants to date Bianca, thinking they can use him to free up Bianca for Cameron. Joey offers to pay Verona to date Kat, which is very appealing to Patrick. Kat however spurns Patrick's advances. Until they all end up at the same party, where Cameron sees Bianca for who she really is and calls her on it. Where Kat gets dead drunk for secret reasons and once rescued by Patrick, tries to kiss him, but he rejects HER, which pisses her off to no end, and comedy and serenades ensue.

This movie is loosely based on The Taming of the Shrew and is just so fun and romantic. Kat and Patrick begin to see the other in a new light, but Patrick is being paid to woo her. Kat is starting to act like a normal teenage girl, to let herself care again, but what will happen once she discovers Patrick only dated her for money? Prom is approaching and Patrick is paid $300 to get Kat there, but how can he keep doing this when he is falling for her? And can Bianca, the queen snob, like a regular guy like Cameron? Or will Joey have his way with her? The prom is the exciting climax of the movie, where true feelings come out and secrets are revealed. Will Kat know how her "romance" began? Who will let the secret out? Can Kat and Patrick get past it if it does? Will Bianca turn into the girl Cameron dreamed her to be? Or is she perfect for Joey? There are quite a few surprises in store for those of you yet to experience this gem!

Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles shine in this movie, and Heath captured my heart the first time I ever got a glimpse of him in the previews! He is enchanting as Patrick, and I wish he hadn't tried SO hard to get away from the heart-throb image. Because I would have continued seeing him as the romantic lead in anything he made! There are a few moments which make this not highly reccommended for younger kids, but I loved this and love that I own it!! I have the story of Patrick the bad boy, and Kat the shrew, forever!!

How'd I do?!

P.S. The ABC Family show IS cute so far, but very different also. And sorry guys, but you are nop Heath or Julia!!

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TeeTee said...

oooh.. i love reviews!

this one was excellent... i think i may rent that movie!

Kristina P. said...

I've been thinking about doing a post about ABC Family. It really should be called ABC Dysfunctional and Pornographic Family.

Tori_z said...

I think it's a good idea. And reviews are always useful to anyone wandering which movie to try and see next. :)

Tori_z said...

And, btw, you did a great job on that review. :)

Amander said...

Yeah, I don't think I could watch the TV show. The movie was okay, I think the TV show would make me scratch my eyes out :)

Jessica♥ said...

The first time I saw this movie was over the imfamous Olivia's house.
I love it. Really. It was great.

LadyStyx said...

I have this movie too. It's one of my favs.

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