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It may be one of his most dated plays, and that certainly bleeds through into the film, but The Taming of the Shrew makes for a pleasant comedy in this modernised retelling of the stage production.

After Cameron finds out the girl he likes isn't allowed to date unless her rebellious and standoffish older sister dates as well, he hatches a plan to pay the resident social outcast Patrick Verona to take her out.

What follows is an assortment of classic romantic comedy situations as the two men try to woo the sisters.

The way that women are perceived is certainly archaic and in the film's defence, it does its best not to portray the sisters as just objects of affection.

Heath Ledger plays the role of Patrick and is especially charming and charismatic which helps the character get over with the audience instantly considering his initially immoral reasons for dating Kat. He and Julia Stiles have great chemistry which keeps the whole thing afloat and makes the experience surprisingly endearing in the end.


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