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Show Me Love (1998)
"Fucking Åmål" (original title)

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Two teenage girls in small-town Sweden. Elin is beautiful, popular, and bored with life. Agnes is friendless, sad, and secretly in love with Elin.

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Cast

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Alexandra Dahlström ...
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Agnes Ahlberg (as Rebecca Liljeberg)
Erica Carlson ...
Mathias Rust ...
Stefan Hörberg ...
Josefine Nyberg ...
Viktoria (as Josefin Nyberg)
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Lisa Skagerstam ...
Camilla
Lina Svantesson ...
Malin
Johanna Larsson ...
Sara
Elinor Johansson ...
Jenny
Jessica Melkersson ...
Sabina
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Storyline

Åmål is a small insignificant town where nothing ever happens, where the latest trends are out of date when they get there. Young Elin has a bit of a bad reputation when it comes to guys, but the fact is that she has never done *it*. Another girl in her school, Agnes, is in love with her but is too shy to do anything about it. For a number of reasons, Elin ends up at Agnes' birthday party as the only guest. They have a girl's night out together but after that Elin desperately avoids Agnes, refusing to even consider her own feelings toward Agnes. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Jag är hellre glad nu än om 25 år. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Release Date:

23 October 1998 (Sweden)  »

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Show Me Love  »

Box Office

Budget:

SEK 9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$17,110 (USA) (15 October 1999)

Gross:

$168,761 (USA) (20 April 2001)
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Trivia

The poster for the film featured quotations from the dialogue, including four-letter words. This caused some controversy, so for Stockholm's subway, special posters were printed with the "worst" quotations left out. See more »

Goofs

When Agnes' disabled friend comes to the birthday party, a door bell is heard. However, when Agnes father answers the door the friend is at the bottom of the stairs in her wheelchair and is clearly unable to get to the bell beside the front door. See more »

Quotes

Elin: We're, like, grounded just because I happened to wear no pants!
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Crazy Credits

Some of the songs listed in the credits never appear in the movie, nor on the soundtrack. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Vuxna människor (1999) See more »

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WHIRLWIND
Berggren / Broder Daniel
Framförd av Broder Daniel
Med tillstånd av Jimmy Fun Music / Dolores Recordings
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User Reviews

 
Engaging. Honest. Touching. Simply brilliant.
12 February 2003 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

That's right. :)

This no nonsense film is about two schoolgirls exploring life and love. One is a lesbian and the other is a confused heterosexual. 'Fucking Amal' delicately tells a story between these two girls. This is very different from the popular Hollywood teen movies (such as '10 Things I Hate About You') because it is NOT stereotypical, unrealistic and over-the-top. 'Fucking Amal' is a touching and beautiful teen movie. I would rate it 9 out of 10.

P.S. I used to enjoy the Hollywood teen movies....I don't know what I was thinking. 'Fucking Amal' makes you see the light. Trust me.


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