Chris Nashawaty
September 05, 2014 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Wetlands

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
runtime
109 minutes
Limited Release Date
09/05/14
performer
Meret Becker, Carla Juri
director
David Wnendt
distributor
Strand Releasing
genre
Drama

We gave it a C

Those of weak stomach and squeamish constitution, be warned: David Wnendt’s German comedy isn’t just dark, it’s also moist, gooey, icky, and sticky. Carla Juri, an uninhibited Greta Gerwig look-alike, plays Helen, a plucky skateboarding teenager obsessed with her own bodily fluids, perhaps as a side effect of her dysfunctional upbringing. What that means to the viewer, though, is lots of humor about…humors (blood, semen, urine, feces, mucus, the whole pungent gamut). It isn’t so much shocking as transparently transgressive. Is this movie for you? Well, the opening line should give you your answer: ”As long as I remember, I’ve had hemorrhoids…” C

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