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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)
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Viktoria (as Josefin Nyberg)
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Camilla
Lina Svantesson ...
Malin
Johanna Larsson ...
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Elinor Johansson ...
Jenny
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Åmål is a small insignificant town where nothing ever happens, where the latest trends are out of date when they get there.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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Two girls. One love. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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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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Lukas Moodysson wrote nine drafts of the script. 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 »

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Elin: Nobody's putting anything in me. Fingers maybe...
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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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FANTASY DREAM WORLD
Stigsson / Rickstrand
Framförd av Cumbayah
Med tillstånd av BTS Music / Warner / Chappel Scand. AB / Warner Music Sweden
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Makes you feel your heart
27 September 2002 | by (Helsinki, Finland) – See all my reviews

I just have to leave my own praise for this wonderful film. No other film has ever touched me this way, and I don't think anything will ever surpass this.

Maybe it's because Lukas Moodysson and I share so much common values (Morrissey, obsession with teenage-romances and protective attitude towards that phase of life that is easily forgotten or denied.). As a 24 year old male I cannot watch this with dry eyes and I have seen this about 9 times. Rebecka Liljeberg's desperate eyes, thoroughly true blurted dialog, awkward silences and perfect resurrection for that old Foreigner song that doesn't fit into either of main character's musical taste, but will remain so important to them anyway... oh..

I raise my glass of chocolate milk for this achingly beautiful movie, without this my own past would be more dark and forgotten, but you, Lukas, Alexandra, Rebecka and the rest have reminded me what love is all about and why it's still worth seeking.

It's not just a good movie, it's one of those rare certainly good things on earth.


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