La película relata la historia de Agnes y Elin, alumnas de secundaria en el pequeño pueblo de Åmål. Elin es extrovertida y popular, pero encuentra su vida exasperantemente aburrida. Agnes, por el contrario, es tímida y no ha conseguido hacer amigos desde que se mudó con su familia a Åmål hace un año
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My first film by Lukas Moodysson was a very good one. Sfter reading about it in My First i: Take Two, I had to check it out for myself. It was a very good film, indeed, about the pressures of love and how things are not always as they seem.
I can't rave enough about this film. The realism of teenagers, especially those coming to grasps with their own sexuality, with all of their angst, was captured perfectly. I wish the film wasn't as pushed into a corner as it is compared to the rest of the more popular coming-of-age films, because it really does manifest teenage confusion.
This movie reminded me of my early teens so much. Specially the clothing and the haircuts. I even knew a girl who looked like Agnes who may have been my first girl crush. Who knows? Johan also reminds me of my first proper boyfriend, really looks like him! Really great film. One of my new favourite films I think.
Well I can see that Moodysson is trying to represent the social realism in his films. In this one I liked the representation of the teenager's universe, showing all the confused and cruel world that they live into.