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Show Me Love (1998)

Fucking Åmål (original title)
Unrated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 23 October 1998 (Sweden)
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 ...
Maria Hedborg ...
Axel Widegren ...
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Åmål is a small insignificant town where nothing ever happens, where the latest trends are out of date when they get there.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 is inexperienced in that matter. 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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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 title of the movie was a phrase director Lukas Moodysson wrote on the first page of his script. Somebody noticed it sounded like a good title and Moodysson used it officially as the movie's title from then on. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Friend: You kissed her for 20 crowns? Was it worth it? How was it?
Elin: Wicked.
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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 »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

SHOW ME LOVE
Composed by Robyn Carlsson / Max Martin
Performed by Robyn Carlsson (as Robyn)
Med tillstånd av BMG Music Publishing Scandinavia / BMG Sweden
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Wow
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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