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Turn Me On, Dammit! (2012)

Turn Me On, Dammit! (2012)

Turn Me On, Dammit!



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15-year-old Alma (Helene Bergsholm) is consumed by her out-of-control hormones and fantasies that range from sweetly romantic images of Artur, the boyfriend she yearns for, to down-and-dirty daydreams about practically everybody she lays eyes on. Alma and her best friend Sara live in an insufferably boring little town in the hinterlands of Norway called Skoddeheimen, a place they loathe so much that every time their school bus passes the sign that names it, they routinely flip it off. After Alma has a stimulating yet awkward encounter with Artur, she makes the mistake of telling her incredulous friends, who ostracize her at school, until Sara can't even be seen with her. At home, Alma's single mother is overwhelmed and embarrassed by her daughter's extravagant phone sex bills and wears earplugs to muffle Alma's round-the-clock acts of self-gratification.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Olaug Nilssen, Jannicke Systad Jacobsen
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 16, 2012
Box Office: $0.1M
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Henriette Steenstrup
as Alma's Mother
Julia Schacht
as Elisabeth
Ole Johan Skjelbred
as Turnip Factor
Finn Tokvam
as Math Teacher
Per Kjerstad Anderse...
as Stig (Sex Hotline)
Olaug Nilssen
as Sebjorn's Wife
Yngve Hustad Reite
as Careful Guy at Super...
Ronny Brede Aase
as Truck Driver
as Bingo (Alma's Dog)
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Critic Reviews for Turn Me On, Dammit!

All Critics (43) | Top Critics (21)

True, the film deals with sex. But at heart, it's really about romance.

Full Review… | July 6, 2012
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Top Critic

The movie treats a girl's burgeoning sexuality as neither epic nor problematic, or mutually exclusive of feelings of love, but rather simply, refreshingly, as one part of maturing.

Full Review… | June 29, 2012
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Teenage boys aren't alone in exploring their confused and unruly libidos. Girls go there, too. And when they do, it's no small thing.

Full Review… | June 14, 2012
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

"Turn Me On, Dammit!" is a rarity: a comedy about a teenage girl's budding sexuality, treated with wit and kindness.

Full Review… | June 14, 2012
Seattle Times
Top Critic

A wry if saucily subversive charmer, based on a novel by Olaug Nilssen.

Full Review… | June 1, 2012
Washington Post
Top Critic

For a genre dominated by American movies in which girls are usually prizes or objects of lust, Turn Me On, Dammit! practically feels revolutionary.

Full Review… | May 24, 2012
Miami Herald
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Turn Me On, Dammit!

Loved it. Just something about it is sweet, more than you would think from the subject matter. If it was american, would be as crude as all hell, but it just works. Cast are great.

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

cute film, puts a smile on my face XD

Veronique Kwak

Super Reviewer

"Turn Me on, Dammit!" starts with 15-year old Alma(Helene Bergsholm) masturbating furiously to a telephone sex line. Luckily, she is able to compose herself before her mother(Henriette Steenstrup) returns home, even with the family dog needing psychological help to get certain images out of its head. Otherwise, Alma hangs out and drinks in the small Norwegian town where she lives with her friends Ingrid(Beate Stofring), who is hooked on lip gloss, and Sara(Malin Bjorhovde), who wants to work to eliminate the death penalty in Texas. And then there is the local dance where Alma encounters Artur(Matias Myren) who she pines for. That it does not go according to plan is an understatement, as Alma's troubles are only beginning when it gets out what does happen.

Aside from a great title, "Turn Me On, Dammit!" is a charming and winning movie that handles the sensitive topic of teen sexuality with humor and grace. The movie also pulls off the trickiness of Alma's fantasy life(not always heterosexual by the way), without thankfully trying to pull the rug out from the viewer. Of special notice is the film's maturity in subtly pointing out that it is okay for teens to think about sex, but please be patient when acting out on those desires with adulthood just around the corner. However, there is no age limit for saving the world, as Sara is proving with her cause. Even as the movie gets details of the downside of small town existence right, there is also enough beautiful scenery on hand that it could be inferred that Alma and her friends might be taking it all for granted.

Walter M.

Super Reviewer

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