''Fucking Åmål'', AKA ''Show me Love'' is one of the best-known films to come out of Sweden in recent years.

The story concerns Agnes Ahlberg, a [[SchoolgirlLesbians young lesbian]] who has recently moved to the sleepy Swedish town of Åmål with her family. Agnes goes to school in 9th grade, the last year before High School (locally known as "gymnasium"), where her only friend is a wheelchair-bound girl named Viktoria. But Agnes dreams of a better life and spends her days pining for the school's most popular girl, Elin Olsson.

When Agnes' parents decide to throw a sixteenth-birthday party without consulting her, Agnes invites only Viktoria, but Elin and her older sister Jessica crash the party, unbeknownst to Agnes. While there, Jessica dares Elin to kiss Agnes on the lips--and is revolted when Elin does so. Elin enjoys the kiss, but Agnes--who didn't know of the dare--is left feeling hurt and confused.

Elin soon starts to feel remorse, and decides to apologize. The two start to strike up a relationship, but Elin worries that Jessica won't accept her, and instead invents a romance with UnluckyEverydude Johan, best friend of Jessica's loser boyfriend Markus.

The movie is famous for having gone right up against ''{{Titanic}}'' in its native country, and sweeping the Guldbagges (the Swedish Academy Awards).

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!!This movie contains examples of:

* AggressiveCategorism: Markus is the obvious case, with his inane rant about how women can't possibly understand cellphones and men can't possibly understand makeup. However, it's implied that the people in general are just as narrow-minded, they just don't flaunt it like he does. Life in a small town is hell.
* AlphaBitch: Camilla.
* TheBet: The whole relationship between Agnes and Elin starts when Elin kisses Agnes, on a bet from Jessica.
* BigDamnKiss: [[spoiler:Elin and Agnes in the car.]]
* CensoredTitle: Almost nowhere outside of Sweden used the original title. In Swedish, the word "fucking" is used exclusively as a curse-word. In English, it would be interpreted as if the movie was about intercourse.
* ClosetKey: Agnes for Elin, possibly.
* ComingOutStory: For both girls.
* CrazyJealousGuy: Jessica has to break up a fight between Markus and another boy who was trying to chat her up
* DaddysGirl: Agnes.
* ADateWithRosiePalms: Agnes masturbates to Elin's class photo. it's implied that Elin does this to Agnes' photo as well.
* DiegeticSwitch: "I Want To Know What Love Is" goes up in volume when Agnes and Elin kiss in the car.
* DoubleEntendre: The kids chanting for Elin to "come out" of the bathroom
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Markus spends some time comparing the size of his phone to other guys'.
** They brag about how ''small'' their phones are.
* DoggedNiceGuy: Johan.
* DotingParent: Agnes' father doesn't tend to get it right, but he adores her.
* EmoTeen: Both Elin and Agnes have their moments.
* EroticDream / HomoeroticDream: Elin has one of these about Agnes the night after they kiss.
* {{Gayngst}}: Agnes. So. Much.
* GenkiGirl: Elin.
* GirlsLove [[spoiler:With a happy ending]]
* HairContrastDuo: Shy brunette Agnes and outgoing blonde Elin.
* HeteronormativeCrusader: Viktoria chose to assume this role, harassing her former friend Agnes for being homosexual. It's all an openly calculated plot designed to use homophobia as a means to gain popularity... [[spoiler:And it backfires completely.]]
* IfItsYouItsOkay: While Agnes is a lesbian, Elin hasn't shown any attraction to any other females - Agnes is quite possibly her first and only girl.
** It is quite common for people to date a lot or not at all before figuring they are gay. So, Elin is basically a wait-and-see case.
** Especially since she's fourteen years old.
* InterruptedSuicide: Elin comes to apologise to Agnes while Agnes is in the middle of trying to slit her wrists with a safety razor.
* IntertwinedFingers: [[spoiler:The climactic scene, when Elin and Agnes walk out of the bathroom - and out of the school grounds - HoldingHands, IntertwinedFingers, swinging their arms, and giving each other sideways looks and smiles, is about the cutest scene in movie history, possibly only topped by the scene immediately following where they drink chocolate milk together.]]
* LampshadeHanging: During the hitchhiking scene, [[spoiler:the girls kiss in the car while SuspiciouslyAproposMusic plays. This is swiftly broken up by the driver, and he asks if he's on Candid Camera.]]
* LipstickLesbian: Both girls fall under this somewhat.
* LoveConfession: [[spoiler:Elin's to Agnes is a stumbling but passionate speech. Agnes says it all with a nod and shining eyes.]]
* LoveTriangle: Agnes-Elin-Johan.
* MarketBasedTitle (in addition to the two mentioned already, we have ''Raus aus Åmål'' for Germany and ''Láska je láska'' for Czech Republic and Slovakia)
* NowWhat: The ending deliberately leaves many plot threads hanging (like [[spoiler:how coming out of the ([[IncrediblyLamePun water]]) closet affects the balance of power, or how Jessica will react upon finding out. Or if Jessica and Johan end up together--it is implied that she breaks up with Markus]])
* PuppyDogEyes: Elin pulls them out trying to convince Jessica to go to Agnes' party, and again when trying to convince Agnes to go to Camilla's party.
* ReallyGetsAround: everyone thinks this about Elin, and Johan's surprised when she's actually a virgin.
* RomanticFalseLead: Averted with Johan who is actually a nice guy who genuinely cares for Elin.
* RomanticRunnerUp: Johan, who Elin dates, sleeps with, [[spoiler:and then breaks up with to be with Agnes. However, it's implied that he may eventually start dating Jessica.]]
* SchoolgirlLesbians: Agnes and Elin.
* SmallTownBoredom: Elin, hardcore.
* SmittenTeenageGirl: Agnes and Elin barely know each other at the start of the film, but Agnes is still writing poetry about her and writing her name in her books.
* SpurnedIntoSuicide: Agnes over Elin's cruelty to her. It's not really a wholehearted attempt, and Elin interrupts it.
** Given her method, it's more likely Agnes was taking her emotions out on herself through cutting rather than really attempting suicide.
* TakeItToTheBridge: It isn't until Elin and Agnes get to the bridge that they really get talking, [[spoiler:make plans to run away to Stockholm, and make out.]]
* TitleDrop: "Why do we have to live in fucking hell dick Åmål?" or words to that effect. The line in Swedish ("Varför måste vi bo i fucking jävla kuk-Åmål?") is a bit hard to translate.
** Elin drops the title exactly in the bridge scene.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Agnes and Elin.
* TransparentCloset: The chances of a straight girl reading Edith Södergran are slim to none. Surprisingly enough, everyone sees this ''except'' Agnes' family.
* VomitIndiscretionShot: After drinking most of a bottle of wine (straight out of the bottle) at the WildTeenParty, Elin runs to the bathroom and pukes into the toilet, in close-up.
** Her behaviour immediately afterward implies that she was doing this as an excuse to leave early. It's never revealed how much she drank, and she likely faked the vomiting, as she never says anything about being drunk.
* WhatTheHellHero: At her unwanted party, Agnes throws a fit at Viktoria, insulting her and even picking on her because she's disabled. Her parents call her out on it, and she later tries to apologize. Viktoria refuse to forgive her, mostly because it's true what Agnes said: They never liked each other, and they both knew it. They were "friends" because no-one else wanted them.
** Also inverted: When Karin first hears the rumour going around, her first impulse is to ''invade Agnes' privacy'' (particularly the diary entry Agnes wrote when Elin argued with her). Instead of, you know, just sitting down and talking to her. This has the expected result.
* WildTeenParty: The party Elin and Jessica attend early on.
* WindowPain: Elin, wanting to apologise to Agnes, tosses pebbles at her window. The first time she does so, there's no incident, but later on in the film when she does the same thing again, she breaks the window.
* YouAreGrounded: Elin and Jessica are grounded on the night of the party, and pay precisely as much attention to their grounding as one might expect.
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