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Wetlands

Directed By: David Wnendt | Germany | 2014 | 1 hr. 49 min. | Unrated

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90 NW 29th Street, Miami (305) 571-9970

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The adventures of an eccentric girl who has strange attitudes towards hygiene and sexuality longs for the reunion of her divorced parents.

Bodily fluid–obsessed teenager Helen describes herself as a living pussy hygiene experiment. After an intimate shaving accident, she ends up stuck in the hospital, where she skateboards through the halls and reminisces about her culinary masturbation experiments, the seductive powers of her unwashed scent, and used-tampon swapping with her equally uninhibited best friend, Corinna. All the while, she charms a handsome male nurse with her nasty sex talk and schemes to reunite her mismatched parents.

Like its protagonist, WETLANDS expresses a profound distaste for following the rules and an exuberant playfulness, making this adaptation of Charlotte Roche’s novel a journey that is as joyful as it is raunchy. Carla Juri tempers her character’s bold sexual confidence with an underlying sweetness and sincerity, while director David Wnendt maintains a tone of acceptance and affection for Helen and her provocative antics. WETLANDS asserts, as Helen does, that repulsive is nothing more than the new sexy.

“With her dirty-blond curls and angelic smile, Helen is fully alive in a way that’s all too rare on our movie screens. She’s not out to shock or sicken; that’s your problem, not hers.”
– NEW YORK TIMES
 
“Take note, Lars von Trier: This is how you do a truly funny, subversive movie about a woman’s obsession with the human body and sex.”
– NEW YORK POST
 
“Wetlands is wonderfully filthy and wildly perverse, occasionally funny, and even a little sad.”
– AV CLUB
 
“Wetlands is here to freak out the prudes and make “dirty” fun again. That it does. You won’t find a better movie anywhere that features a teen girl using her crotch to wipe a public toilet seat.”
– ROLLING STONE
 
“Women deserve their own gross-out movies, and, in Wetlands, the punk force is strong.”
– VULTURE
 
“What makes the film so accessible despite its controversial subject matter is Wnendt’s total command of tone, which is never vulgar or intentionally out to shock.”
– THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
 
“A visually playful story of a girl finding herself from the inside out.”
– FILM.COM
 
“The bravado and sweetness that Carla Juri brings to the role infuses the entire film; evoking the charisma and vulnerability of Meg Ryan and Julia Roberts in their heyday, she is an A-list star of the future.”
– SCREEN SPACE 

“Challenging and provocative, co-writer/director David Wnendt’s nervy adaptation of Charlotte Roche’s presumably unfilmable popular novel, breaks new cinematic ground.”
– COLESMITHEY.COM