Wetlands: Synopsis and Review [WATCH VIDEO]

By Hannah Aven Guarin | 3 years ago
Wetlands: Synopsis and Review [WATCH VIDEO]
Actresses Carla Juri (Switzerland) and Laura Birn (Finland) after the European Shooting Stars Award Ceremony

“Wetlands” is a drama comedy directed by David Wnendt, which he has co-written with Claus Falkenberg. The cast members include Carla Juri, Meret Becker, Marlen Kruse, Edgar Selge, Florian Rummel, Christoph Letkowski, Axel Milberg, Peri Baumeister and Harry Baer. It opened in theaters on Sept. 5, 2014. Read on to learn more about “Wetlands” synopsis and review.

“Wetlands” Synopsis:

The film centers on Helen Memel (Juri), an 18-year-old who explores her sexuality in her own terms. She thinks that hygiene is overrated and gets sexual pleasure with the aid of vegetables. Her parents are divorced, and she lives with her mom (Becker). After a shaving accident, while recovering in a hospital, she sees this an opportunity for her parents to reconcile. Helen then bonds with a nurse, Robin (Letkowski).

“Wetlands” Review:

Although the film contains explicit content, it received positive reviews from top critics. “Wetlands” was given a 95 percent by the critics in Rotten Tomatoes, but only 57 percent of the moviegoers liked it. In Metacritic, the film scored a 74 percent.

Rolling Stone’s Peter Travers commended the film for being able to make “dirty” fun again and Juri’s performance. He also rated the film with a 75 on Metacritic.

“There’s no chance you’ll mistake Wetlands for Pretty Little Liars with graphic sex and titlesThis no-bull spellbinder is allergic to sentiment. Unlike porn, Wetlands keeps its humanity intact. And if Oscar didn’t have a stick up his ass, Juri would be a nominee for Best Actress. Yup, she’s that good. Your move,” mentioned Travers in the Rolling Stone feature.

From 75, Boyd van Hoeij of The Hollywood Reporter gave the film an 80 on Metacritic. Like Travers, he also praised Juri for her breakthrough performance. He further noted in his review that despite “Wetlands” take on a controversial issue, Wnendt managed to deliver a film that was not vulgar.

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