While it has some fun moments, 10 Things I Hate About You is mostly a typical high school drama. Stereotypes and blossoming romance, Romcoms have always leant themselves towards Shakespeare, in this case literally. Yet, here it limits the story at times. There's no seductive verse to hide plot holes here.
Heath Ledger is endlessly sexy. Every line is almost spoken to the viewer making us melt into our sofas. On the other side of him is Julia Stiles, who plays the up tight 'shrew' stiffly, falling flat on the emotional moments.