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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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Agnes Ahlberg (as Rebecca Liljeberg)
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Elinor Johansson ...
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Jessica Melkersson ...
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Åmål is a small insignificant town where nothing ever happens, where the latest trends are out of date when they get there.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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SEK 9,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$168,761 (USA) (20 April 2001)
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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 »

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Lipstick traces around Agnes lips do not appear immediately when Elin kisses her. See more »

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Jessica: If she's so nice go and make out with her.
Elin: Okay, what do I get if I do?
Jessica: If you do what?
Elin: If I make out with her.
Jessica: You'll get AIDS, probably.
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DRIFTER
de la Cour/Boklund/Lind/Lind/Nilsson
Framförd av Yvonne
Med tillstånd av Air Chrysalis Scandinavia / Svenska Energi
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One of the best love stories seen on film
27 March 2005 | by (Silver Lake, Ohio, USA) – See all my reviews

I watched this with my girlfriend, who said it was one of the best love stories she had ever seen - I tend to agree. I am not usually a fan of love stories, preferring a good zombie flick, but this one transcended the genre by showing emotion and motivation of the characters in such an interesting way that you couldn't help but sympathize with them.

I confess that my motivations for watching it were rather base; I heard that it was about teenage Swedish lesbians, and thought that was a subject I would certainly like to explore in more depth. On the one hand, there are none of the explicit scenes I was hoping for; on the other hand, I got into the movie so much I didn't miss them.

Fans of love stories, teenage angst, girl power and anything related will definitely like this movie. Other people will like it too, you'll just have to talk them into watching it. It would certainly make a good date movie, or just one to provoke discussion and romance.


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