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Turn Me On, Dammit! Reviews

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March 25, 2012
Showing a 15 year old masturbating may be edgy, but if that's your film's most audacious conceit, then you probably need to try a little harder.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 27, 2012
Like its title, Turn Me On, Dammit! is a jokey pseudo-provocation.
April 25, 2012
What's on screen is stilted and dull, not helped by willowy blonde Helene Bergsholm in the lead, more suited to modeling than acting.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 3, 2013
Still, Jacobsen has created a lightly enjoyable quirky, witty comedy which isn't equivocal. It breezes by because of its charming affable script.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 22, 2012
Director Jannicke Systad Jacobsen competently captures the awkwardness we all felt as teens and it's made that much more impressive considering the majority of her cast had never set foot in front of a camera before.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
May 18, 2012
Turn Me On, Dammit! is that rare thing: an honest coming-of-age story from the female perspective.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 29, 2012
Jacobsen's frank, funny but nonexploitative approach to teen libido has the feel of honest memoir, a look back at those years that recognizes,with the benefit of distance, that there's plenty of humor to be found in even the most arduous of growing pains.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
April 12, 2012
You'll be gladder to have seen this beguiling little film if you can find it.
April 2, 2012
[R]efreshing take on small-town teenage girls. . . cheerfully shows them as hormonal, curious, bitchy, daydreamy, insecure, and frustrated about sex, all at the same time.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
June 14, 2012
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.
March 29, 2012
The film, which director Jannicke Systad Jacobsen adapted from a novel by Olaug Nilssen, allows Alma's journey to be funny, embarrassing and poignant without ever seeming leering or exploitative.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
May 17, 2012
If you're up for its frankness, it's a funny and tender coming-of-age tale.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 5, 2011
...reveals a delicate sense of comedy, attuned to the acute embarrassments, social minefields, and roaring squalls of adolescence.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
July 6, 2012
... a sweet, low-key film that observes the turmoil of adolescence from the knowing eye of adulthood...
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
June 1, 2012
There isn't much to [Alma's] story, but at 76 minutes, it breezes by as quickly as the changing of a teenager's moods.
March 30, 2012
Provides a crisp understanding of behavior and idiosyncrasy, while clicking superbly as a peculiar Euro expedition into rural life.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 29, 2012
Based on a popular Norwegian novel, "Turn Me On, Dammit!" is at once a celebration of youthful sexuality and a cautionary tale of kissing-and-telling.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 30, 2012
Jacobsen's clever, compassionate treatment of Alma's romantic predicament involving Artur, her exhibitionist crush, comes from a perspective you virtually never see in American films.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 7, 2012
A minor, feather-light film, but a vivid and often funny one.
April 24, 2012
Director Jannicke Systad Jacobsen achieves the perfect balance of sweet and raunch in this Norwegian coming of age romance that is far more rooted in reality, and, as a result edgier, than what Judd Apatow's doing in the U.S.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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