Show Me Love (Fucking Amal)
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Fucking Åmål is a coming-of-age comedy set in a sleepy little Swedish town called Åmål -- the most boring place on earth according to one of its residents, the adolescent girl Elin. Meanwhile, one of her classmates, Agnes, is quietly in love with Elin, but no one knows about it except her computer. The title comes from Elin's frequent comment about her new home town. The two share a kiss as the result of some cruel manipulation from Elin, but Elin soon returns to apologize, and the two spend a lengthy evening on the town together - an evening that culminates with a makeout session. Then,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This powerful, funny romantic drama neatly integrates the dilemmas of a girl in love, the girl she loves, a boy who also loves that girl, and that girl's sister."
‑ Lisa Alspector, Chicago Reader
"High school, small town, teenagers in hormone hell -- or is that heaven?"
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"A charming teen comedy from Sweden."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Nobody can deny the honesty or the outright sincerity this film has."
‑ Morgan Miller, Film Threat
"I must have missed what the Swedes see in this film. I found it mildly interesting at best."
‑ Jean Lowerison, San Diego Metropolitan
"While the storyline has few surprises, the central performances create a touching relationship, despite the suspicion that the male writer/director's interest in the subject is slightly dubious, or at least tokenistic."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"A completely charming reality-based romantic fantasy, both sweet-natured and sympathetic."
‑ Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"Lukas Moodyson's debut feature has a grainy, immediate feel that nicely enhances the story's emotional honesty -- a quality that our own popular teen movies have only just begun to embrace."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Unfortunately, as the plot develops, it shies away from exploring that discontent, in favor of demonstrating precisely the kind of naiveté and sweetness that one would expect to find in any teen romance."
‑ Jeremy Heilman, MovieMartyr.com
"It's just an incredibly insightful character drama about true, awkward, beautiful first love, and it's all the better for it. Oh, and that last shot is as cute as it gets."
‑ Kevin N. Laforest, Montreal Film Journal
"Dahlström and especially Liljeberg are first-rate."
‑ Jeff Millar, Houston Chronicle
"The movie is funny, gentle, and true."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"A simple, charming, and slightly edgy romance between two teenage girls."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Moodysson's story may be an old one -- the taboo romance between lovers from different ends of the school spectrum -- but his sharp script refreshes old themes."
‑ Liese Spencer, Sight and Sound
"It's an awkward, unapologetic, unconventional -- and ultimately winning -- look at first love, one that unabashedly portrays the complications and confusion that result from those first crushes and rushes of attraction and passion."
‑ Paula Nechak, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
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