Turn Me On, Dammit! (2012)
Turn Me On, Dammit! (2012)
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Critic Reviews for Turn Me On, Dammit!
True, the film deals with sex. But at heart, it's really about romance.
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.
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.
"Turn Me On, Dammit!" is a rarity: a comedy about a teenage girl's budding sexuality, treated with wit and kindness.
A wry if saucily subversive charmer, based on a novel by Olaug Nilssen.
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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.
cute film, puts a smile on my face XD
"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.
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