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  • Summary: 15-year-old Alma 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 boring15-year-old Alma 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 even Sara can’t be seen with her. (New Yorker Films) Expand
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Mar 29, 2012
    90
    With its soft, bleached images and occasional detours into black-and-white stills, Turn Me On, set in an unspecified recent past, has a gentle oddness as unforced as its performances and as inoffensive as its dialogue.
  2. Reviewed by: Bill Goodykoontz
    May 10, 2012
    80
    Stuff just happens, some of it funny, some of it uncomfortable, some of it good, some of it bad. Just like real life, which is what makes Turn Me On, Dammit! so weirdly enjoyable.
  3. Reviewed by: Alexandra Molotkow
    May 17, 2012
    75
    Turn Me On, Dammit! is that rare thing: an honest coming-of-age story from the female perspective.
  4. Reviewed by: Andrew O'Hehir
    Mar 25, 2012
    70
    This yarn about an innocent-looking but desperately horny teenage girl might not have that much commercial upside, but its bittersweet, faintly depressed brand of Nordic humor is definitely enjoyable.
  5. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    Jun 28, 2012
    70
    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.
  6. 70
    It's a mixed blessing to see these dramas play out in Norwegian, surrounded by what we tend to imagine are more liberal perspectives on sex.
  7. Reviewed by: Melissa Anderson
    Mar 27, 2012
    50
    Like its title, Turn Me On, Dammit! is a jokey pseudo-provocation.

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  1. May 16, 2014
    10
    Keeps u on ur toes and waiting for drama to end loved it great for Mature audiences no for skeeterpetter action man even in the diolect theyKeeps u on ur toes and waiting for drama to end loved it great for Mature audiences no for skeeterpetter action man even in the diolect they speak easy to follow no confusion Expand
  2. Nov 4, 2012
    9
    Refreshingly original. The amazing landscape and dreamy soundtrack are pleasure to behold. Alma is a great character and the actress playingRefreshingly original. The amazing landscape and dreamy soundtrack are pleasure to behold. Alma is a great character and the actress playing her deserves major recognition. Expand
  3. Apr 29, 2012
    9
    Fresh and original, Turn Me On, Dammit! is a great dark comedy from the foreign market. This Norwegian teen drama focuses on all the strugglesFresh and original, Turn Me On, Dammit! is a great dark comedy from the foreign market. This Norwegian teen drama focuses on all the struggles we go through during hormonal changes but are to afraid to discuss. It's raw riveting and just perfectly written. Alma will stay with me throughout the rest of the year, she's a character that is just hard to forget. Expand
  4. Jan 8, 2014
    8
    Based on a book of the same name about a 15 year old girl Alma's sexual fantasies. A simple story for a silly reason takes place in a smallBased on a book of the same name about a 15 year old girl Alma's sexual fantasies. A simple story for a silly reason takes place in a small Norwegian village. Occasionally, additional scenes that try to merge with the main story stream are totally a diversion to the viewers. Sometime what is real and what is fiction are too hard to differentiate from each other. Especially this whole story happens in the backdrop of an incident that takes place in the beginning of the movie. For that, to make clear to ourselves, we have to wait till the end where it explains. But still I am not sure whether it is a real or fantasy of Alma.

    The story is set in a small town called Skoddeheimen located somewhere in Norway. A teenager, Alma is attracted to her classmate Artur and she filled with sex fantasies about him. One day at a party, her long pending desire gets fulfilled when she makes out the night with Artur. So she tells that to her two close friends, but they deny it as they are jealous of it. The relationship end there and friendship with Artur too. She's been outcasted by her schoolmates, instantly she's been teased by calling dick-Alma. As one side, she is obsessed with fantasies and other side bad remarks against her, will she rise from all these is what remaining portraits.

    Yeah, kinda chick movie, but without any regret I enjoyed it. It was just like the American movies about teenagers problems that they face in their school except it was not lousy. That mean not like a commercial movie where a protagonist rises from the ground with a master plan and take a revenge. More like a reality in presentation with nice characters and shot in a beautiful place. In other word, it is exactly same movie to Kristen Stewart's 'Speak' but story travels in the opposite direction with comedy as its genre.
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  5. Jan 9, 2013
    5
    The plot is okay but the actors are really bad. And there are many "...the **** moments. Looking past that I can say that I enjoyed watchingThe plot is okay but the actors are really bad. And there are many "...the **** moments. Looking past that I can say that I enjoyed watching it, but it was mostly because of the connection with the country and the nice landscape. Expand