Based on Shakespeare's comedy "The taming of the shrew", this movie is well off in plot because it was created by a literary master, so you don't have to worry about loose threads or faults in the plot.
The actors and actresses did a wonderful job in this movie. Health Ledger and Julia Stiles are favourites of mine, and they can truly act. Julia Stiles isn't a stranger to Shakespeare, she was also in the movie "O", based on 'Othello' and "Hamlet", with Ethan Hawke. The characters in this movie were drawn well and had more depth than the usual teens that dance around in teen movies.
I really like how Patrick (Heath Ledger) is able to show his soft and sweet side around Kat (Julia Stiles), and vice versa, instead of how they are both angry outcasts to everyone else. Because of these personality changes around each other, I can really see how their relationship developed so quickly on an intimate level.
This movie is witty, and entertaining, with a strong plot and although it's a teen flick, there is a still a bit a of depth to the characters. Great Movie!