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

Unrated  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  23 October 1998 (Sweden)
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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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Alexandra Dahlström ...
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Agnes Ahlberg (as Rebecca Liljeberg)
Erica Carlson ...
Mathias Rust ...
Stefan Hörberg ...
Josefine Nyberg ...
Viktoria (as Josefin Nyberg)
Ralph Carlsson ...
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Jill Ung ...
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Åmål is a small insignificant town where nothing ever happens, where the latest trends are out of date when they get there.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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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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 bathroom where Johan and Elin meet during the party was so small the bath tub had to be taken out in order to make room for camera, sound man, and the director. See more »

Goofs

Although Agnes did not make a very good job of slashing her wrist, the wound should still have been visible in later scenes. See more »

Quotes

Elin: Shit, let's go to the party. I have to anyway, cause my jacket's there. We'll go and hit someone.
Agnes: No, I'm not invited.
Elin: So? We'll burn the house down.
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Crazy Credits

Under "TACK TILL ALLA STATISTER", Sofia Wennberg is credited twice. See more »

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Referenced in Filmselskabet: Episode #4.1 (2013) See more »

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de la Cour/Boklund/Lind/Lind/Nilsson
Framförd av Yvonne
Med tillstånd av Air Chrysalis Scandinavia / Svenska Energi
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30 April 2000 | by (Kaupanger, Norway) – See all my reviews

I'd got negative feedback from my friends concerning this movie. They said it was disappointing and that it did not live up to the hype. I couldn't disagree more. I thought it was beautiful. The way Moodyson captured the essence of the movie I thought was stunning. It's all about love. They being lesbians made it even more compelling IMO. I was stunned by the greatness of the movie. I hadn't hoped for much, but I could recognize myself in the movie. Agnes' parents were masterfully portrayed. Her mother was just that too caring and annoying. Her father was the "American" voice of reason, but the way Agnes reacted to him was IMO realistic. I loved the movie, and thought it was one of the best movies I've ever seen. If it wasn't, I wouldn't have been wasting my time at 5am writing about it. That's probably the greatest compliment I can give it. I think I've fallen in love with the protagonists. :-) Neuf points. Not many movies make my cry -and- laugh at he same time. This one did.


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