Wetlands (2014)

Eighteen year-old Helen Memel (Carla Juri) likes to skateboard, masturbate with vegetables and thinks that body hygiene is greatly overrated. Struggling with her parents' divorce, she spends her time experimenting and breaking one… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: September 5, 2014
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Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: While certainly not for the faint of heart, Wetlands transcends its shock value with sweetness, heart, and subversive wit.

Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

"Wetlands" tells a fairly conventional story in about the most unconventional ways imaginable.

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David Lewis
San Francisco Chronicle

Crass, vulgar, and brilliant.

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Rob Thomas
Madison Movie

The right viewer will find it a singular, even somewhat moving experience. And no film will provide better motivation for you to clean the bathroom this weekend.

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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

Even if Wetlands were far less entertaining, it would still be a calling card for Juri's star-is-born performance. The beguiled viewer watches her and thinks, "Bingo!"

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Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer

Wetlands is one of the most daring, visually arresting, innovative, and imaginative examples of filmmaking to come out of Europe in recent memory.

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Brad Keefe
Columbus Alive

So joyfully perverse, its shocks sometimes seem almost playful, which is refreshing as Helen works out her kinks by celebrating them.

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Richard Brody
New Yorker

An absurdly simplistic family drama; the movie's apparent audacity isn't even skin deep.

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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

Its nastiness sings, instead of stings.

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Virginie Sélavy
Electric Sheep

A big blast of filthy energy.

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
Lane Zieben
'Wetlands' signals the breakthrough for actor Carla Juri. She is incredible as 18-year-old Helen running around wreaking havoc, causing trouble, and… More