Helen is a nonconformist teenage girl who maintains a conflictual relationship with her parents. Hanging out most of her time with her friend Corinna, with whom she breaks one social taboo after another, she uses sex as a way to rebel and break the conventional bourgeois ethic.
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There's a lot of people saying it's "gross" or "filthy" and it's probably from people who have not seen John Waters' films. This film borrows a lot from quirky French New Wave cinematography where there's the typical narration/monologue, stop motion snaps, quirky storylines from other characters etc. Which to me is like an unsanitary version of Amélie.
This film is primarily about anal fissures, so I did not find it that interesting, but if you like dramedies that center around the theme of anal fissures, than this is the film you have been waiting for!
Pretty good--spirited, punky, gleefully gross. Now the next step is to make a movie about a woman this transgressive who doesn't have some trite Traumatic Childhood Incident to account for her behavior.
Confronting on both an audiovisual level and as character study, Wetlands is a challenging film. Wnedt has succeeded in crafting a bold, loud and audacious offering. The editing is sharply concise, supported by a pumping soundtrack perfectly suited to the fearless performance from Carla Juri who bares all as a damaged young girl trying to make sense of the world. 3.5 stars
Masterfully made. Unapologetically graphic and crude. Wetlands is like a Jeunet film on molly. Carla Juri throws herself face- and ass-first into the wild shenanigans her character gets into, and director Wnendt is careful to keep things light and breezy, with a strong emotional core. This film was, for me, a revelation.