(This review may contain spoilers).
I can’t really remember when I saw this film first. It was a long time ago… but I really enjoyed watching it again the day after my birthday.
I think this was one of the first films I watched with Heath Ledger in. I haven’t read Shakespeare’s The Taming of The Shrew… but I did recognise the massive similarities between the play and this movie.
I found Kat to be an interesting character. It was good to see the contrasts between her and Bianca right from the start… and I did think there were some really sweet moments between them and their father, even with the obsessive way he acted about Bianca wanting to date.
It would have been good to see more of Bianca and Kat’s relationship. While there were some nice moments between them, the film was more of a comedy and didn’t have much in the way of family relationship development.
I loved Heath Ledger as Patrick. While the character did come across as the stereotypical bad boy to begin with, it was really nice to see the way more of his personality was shown through the course of the movie.
I did like seeing Cameron and Michael’s friendship form and there were some really good comedy moments in their interactions. I also recognised both of them as actors I’ve seen in other things… and I felt they played really good characters in this.
I really didn’t like Joey as a character… and Chastity wasn’t much better. Mandella and Michael were sweet together and it would have been good to see more of Mandella’s personality developed.
There were some really good comedy moments in this film and it was good to see Cameron and Bianca’s relationship develop along with the relationship between Kat and Patrick.
I didn’t really like the teachers in this movie… not that I saw more than two of them. They were amusing in the way they dealt with the students, though.
It was nice how the ending related to the title and I thoroughly enjoyed watching this movie again. I definitely would re-watch it in the future.