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: 90% 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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J Hurtado

Wetlands is dirty, explicit, romantic, tragic, psychedelic, raunchy, sexy, repulsive fun, and I loved every minute of it.

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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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Lisa Rosman

This story is entirely Helen's, and there has never been a character like her in the history of film or literature.

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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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Fernanda Solórzano
Letras Libres

John Waters said that only through laughter you can open your mind to new and different points of view. I think that's what Wetlands is all about.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
While the trailer gave a good glimpse into the amazing craziness of this completely off-the-wall teenage dramedy, about the life of Helen (Juri), it could not… More
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