Show Me Love (Fucking Åmål)
Show Me Love (Fucking Åmål) (1999)

This coming-of-age comedy is set in a sleepy little Swedish town called Åmål -- the most boring place on Earth according to adolescent Agnes. Agnes is not able to make friends at school. She's in love with Elin, but no one knows about… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 15, 1999
DVD Release Date: October 3, 2000
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A naturalistic depiction of teenage life, Show Me Love has a charming, authentic feel.

Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader

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.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

High school, small town, teenagers in hormone hell -- or is that heaven?

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A charming teen comedy from Sweden.

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

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.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

A completely charming reality-based romantic fantasy, both sweet-natured and sympathetic.

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Ken Fox
TV Guide

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.

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Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle

Dahlström and especially Liljeberg are first-rate.

Charles Taylor

What keeps us watching are Liljeberg and Dahlström, both beautifully natural, and the hope that we'll get to see them together.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

A simple, charming, and slightly edgy romance between two teenage girls.

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Leigh Ryan
Slow but alright. The progress through the film goes well...
Sylvester Kuo
An indie coming of age film about lesbian love and boredom of living in a small town. The filming technique was quite weird, made it seem very 70s with the… More
John Ballantine
Beautiful little innocent love story with a very non innocent film title. Small town Sweden could be small town America with the boredom of youth taking up with… More
Dimitris Springer
Realism,frivolous beauty and a caressing miracle in the routine of a Swedish small town,where the context of lesbianism is treated in utmost subtlety and… More
Panta Oz
Show Me Love, originally titled Fucking Åmål, is a 1998 Swedish film directed by Lukas Moodysson. Two seemingly different teenage girls strugling with… More
Ina S
So cute.