Following in the grand tradition of teen adaptations of classic stories, this film is so awesome, Shakespeare himself would've written a sonnet about it (and then, of course, married Mandella post haste). Let's start with Ledger's Patrick Verona, the ultimate Bad Boy With a Heart of Gold. And then there's Kat Stratford, a totally fierce heroine who kicks the shizz out of girls on the soccer field and even flashes a teacher during a detention break cos she is THAT HARDCORE.
Not only is the swoon factor in this movie super high (who knew paintball could be sexy?), but the supporting cast is full of all of your favorite high school cliches, from the nerdy A/V guy to the high school guidance counselor/romance novelist, played by the peerless Allison Janney.
Come celebrate Heath Ledger's masterpiece of film and cheer on Cameron, roll our eyes at Bianca and, of course, sing along to "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You," the most romantic bleacher serenade EVER.