Show Me Love (1999) - Rotten Tomatoes

Show Me Love (1999)

Show Me Love



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

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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 it except her computer.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Lukas Moodysson
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 3, 2000
Strand Releasing

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Mathias Rust
as Johan Hulth
Ralph Carlsson
as Father Olaf
Maria Hedborg
as Mother Karin
Axel Widegren
as Little Brother Oskar
Jill Ung
as Mother Birgitta
Johanna Larsson
as Elin's friend
Elinor Johansson
as Elin's friend
Jessica Melkersson
as Elin's friend
Lina Svantesson
as Elin's friend
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Critic Reviews for Show Me Love

All Critics (43) | Top Critics (12)

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.

Full Review… | July 18, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Dahlström and especially Liljeberg are first-rate.

Full Review… | July 21, 2005
Houston Chronicle
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | March 19, 2002
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | February 7, 2001
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Moodysson creates a fictional world that has all the aesthetic rawness and grittiness of a documentary.

January 1, 2000
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Show Me Love


Slow but alright. The progress through the film goes well...

Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer

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 exploration of relationships. Nice.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer

Show Me Love, originally titled Fucking Åmål, is a 1998 Swedish film directed by Lukas Moodysson. Two seemingly different teenage girls strugling with understanding their feelings and how to deal with them. The film first premiered at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival under its original title but was changed because the Hollywood industry magazine Variety refused to run an advertisement for a movie with such a title. New title was chosen - director Moodysson took the new title from the song at the end of the film, by Robyn. Rebecka Liljeberg, as Agnes, and Alexandra Dahlström, as Elin were the real stars of this movie. Honest with hard questions but gentle in dealing with them.

Lots of stories go around about this movie, especially the incorrect claim that the film had outgrossed the Hollywood film Titanic: In fact, Titanic had over twice as many viewers as Show me Love in Sweden in 1998.

Panta Oz

Super Reviewer

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