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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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!
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.
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.