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SEVEN, Satur­day, 8.15pm, PG ( 1999)

Shakespeare’s The Tam­ing of the Shrew en­rols in high school for this sprightly ro­man­tic com­edy. Ju­lia Stiles ( pic­tured) plays the shrewish older sis­ter who, un­der dad’s rules, must have a boyfriend ( en­ter Heath Ledger) in or­der for her younger sis­ter ( Larisa Oleynik) to start dat­ing. There are nice al­lu­sions, par­tic­u­larly the var­i­ous name ref­er­ences ( Padua High School, Verona and Strat­ford each pop up), as well as some charm­ing quirks, in­clud­ing the late Ledger’s spon­ta­neous croon­ing and the over­sexed guid­ance coun­sel­lor. There may be 10 things to hate about this film, but you’ll have trou­ble find­ing them.

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