Platitudes can't do justice to the pain endured by many high-school students, but this film does a pretty fine job. It's a naturalistic depiction of daily humiliations and triumphs with Moodysson clearly favoring the ugliness of the dogme 95 school. I found this more harrowing than anything else, and thus the final 3 minute respite didn't quite justify the overriding cringe factor. Essential teen viewing.
It's been awhile since I've seen this. It drags out especially the second half of the film where it's trying to make that run time stretch out. This being Moodysson's first film it does show though the film does have a certain charm of a coming of age movie. The 90's trends are also present 'FILA' clothing and shoegaze music anyone? But I agree with the BFI list that it should be watched by the age of 14.
This film is quite the achievement in both directing acting. Moodysson is a master steering this story on a straight track about love until it ends at a queer station. In whole this film manages to embrace the teen culture i then contemporary Sweden (1999), and at the same time ask what is love?
-4.5- Heart touching and believable (unlike most of the movies about lesbians) love story of two girls. The indie rock soundtracks and the grained picture filming provide an unique atmosphere. The film is only 1.5 hour, so no matter you like it or not, it won't make you bored. Personally I didn't like the ending much. "coming out of closet(toilet)" wasn't the best option for finishing the story.
I dont know which one is cuter! Alessandra or Rebeca, but this isnt the point. Actually this movie is pretty touching, funny and cute as well. Plus the soundtrack is a masterpiece, that take inside the car when both kiss each other for the second time, with foreign song is so damn good. Im a really fan of Moodysson s movies.
Jeg snakket med en jente på en eller annen tilstelning med alkohyler. Hun så spørrende på meg da jeg nevnte "Fucking Åmål" i en bisetning. Hun skjønte ikke hva det var, sa hun. Hun skjønte ikke at det var en film en gang. Jeg snakket ikke mer med henne den kvelden.
Very convincing coming-of-age, coming-out fare from one of the most original directors working today, Lukas Moodysson. It is heartwarming without being corny; straightforward without being simplistic. A moving, memorable film with strong unaffected lead performances.
Sweet, sweet, sweet. Watched it a long time ago, but I still remember how I loved it and how endearing it was. Just fuzzy and comfy all-around. Lukas Moodysson is the one director to watch on those cold rainy autumn days with a good cup of coffee. You will feel as if everything that is not working could suddenly sort itself out, just like that.