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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)
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Åmål is a small insignificant town where nothing ever happens, where the latest trends are out of date when they get there.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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Two girls. One love. See more »

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23 October 1998 (Sweden)  »

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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

Although set in the Swedish town Åmål, not a single scene was actually shot there. All exteriors were filmed in Trollhättan, almost 100 miles away. See more »

Goofs

When Agnes is lying on the bed crying and her father is sitting beside her, the appearence of her hair changes several times between shots. See more »

Quotes

Agnes' Father Olof: When our class met, I think it was our 25-year reunion, when they found out that I'd done well for myself. Bengt, who was then the class king, he didn't become anything. And the girls who were considered the prettiest, they weren't special any longer. So I think you'll be glad that you don't have it so easily. Because those who have it easy often become quite uninteresting.
Agnes: But you're speaking in about 25 years. I'm sorry, but I'd rather be happy now than in 25 years.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits, there is a picture of two hearts with "COCO" between them. Coco is the name of director Lukas Moodysson's wife. See more »

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References Casablanca (1942) See more »

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BLUE SKY BLACK
Lindgren / From
Framförd av Evelyn
Med tillstånd av Cooi Music AB / Warner / Chappell Music Scand. AB
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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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