• Released
  • March 30, 2012
  • (NY; 4/13 LA)
  • 1 hr 16 min
  • Comedy
  • 6 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A Norwegian teen's (Helene Bergsholm) exploration of her budding sexuality leads to trouble.

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85

Movieline

The way salty-sweet comedy Turn Me On, Dammit! treats the hormone-addled turmoil of its 15-year-old heroine Alma feels something close to...
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
What's refreshing about the Danish movie is how direct the girls are.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Throughout, Bergsholm's poker-faced performance creates the effect that we are watching the misadventures of an actual teenager. It may be...
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75

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Calvin Wilson
Alma is at once a charmer and a contrarian, and Bergsholm achieves that balance with seeming effortlessness. At times, she's more than a...
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75

New York Post

So deftly does Turn Me On, Dammit! approximate the experience of small-town teenagerhood that occasionally its slowness can frustrate.
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

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Turn Me On, Dammit! is that rare thing: an honest coming-of-age story from the female perspective.
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Here's a debut feature from Norway, a coming of age comedy so fresh and droll that the actors seem not to have been directed at all, but...
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70

NPR

By Ian Buckwalter
There's an undeniable sweetness here, evident in the vulnerability that peeks through Alma's disaffected facade, and in the unconventional...
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63

Slant Magazine

By Andrew Schenker
Nothing here is wrong, but beyond pointing out that sexually charged teenage girls are likely to be misunderstood in an oppressive small...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
The film's editing and pacing are appealingly straightforward, not to say blunt, and the humor runs from dry to bone-dry to parched.
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