Turn Me On, Dammit! Reviews

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April 26, 2012
It may be a slight comedy but Turn Me On, Dammit! is enormously entertaining.
April 26, 2012
I can't think of another movie whose finale uses a reference to genitalia to warm your heart.
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.
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.
April 12, 2012
You'll be gladder to have seen this beguiling little film if you can find it.
April 3, 2012
The way Jacobsen tilts the scales between laughing at normality and laughing at perceived abnormality makes this a comedy feel like it's in a universal language.
April 2, 2012
This offbeat coming-of-age comedy from Norway is a slight but amusing examination of the sexual awakening of a teenage girl.
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.
March 30, 2012
Provides a crisp understanding of behavior and idiosyncrasy, while clicking superbly as a peculiar Euro expedition into rural life.
March 30, 2012
Its even-handed treatment of imperfect characters compares quite favorably with mainstream Hollywood stuff like Easy A.
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.
March 30, 2012
[It] has a gentle oddness as unforced as its performances and as inoffensive as its dialogue.
March 29, 2012
This striking debut is a fresh, vividly portrayed coming-of-age tale, set in a Norweigian town in which it's terrible to be a teenager.
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.
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.
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.
March 27, 2012
The ladies deserve equal time, and they finally get some [Ahem] in this charmingly blunt Norwegian teen sex comedy.
March 27, 2012
Like its title, Turn Me On, Dammit! is a jokey pseudo-provocation.
March 27, 2012
..Could be the Republicans' worst nightmare: a movie about female sexuality that isn't smarmy, sensational, exploitive - or judgmental. Talk about subversive.
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.
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