Starring newcomer Helene Bergsholm as a sex-obsessed teenager, director and writer Jannicke Systad Jacobsen gives a thoughtful, and far more likable take on the traditional "teen sex comedy" genre. Set in an isolated village, after an awkward sexual encounter with a popular classmate, Alma (Helene Bergsholm) makes the mistake of telling her friends (Malin Bjorhovde and Beate Stofring), who believe the story is just a perverted fantasy concocted for attention. In the fallout, she becomes a social pariah, and is forced to deal with the consequences of the encounter while also trying to correct them. It's an emotionally honest and far more realistic version of Will Gluck's 2010 comedy Easy A, if it had been shot in the melancholic Norwegian landscape rather than the sunny locals of California. Though the plot of this film may sound more glum than the latter (and it certainly is), most of the humor remains intact, though it's certainly more subtle.
Alma's mother (Henriette Steenstrup) can be seen as the leading example for the film's use of subtle comedy. While still realistically handling her daughter's early blooming sexuality, she remains one of the funniest characters in the film. Awkwardly, and definitely uncomfortably, the mother attempts to "cure" her daughter without becoming overbearing. This relationship leads to a variety of scenes that, while just as awkward for the audience member as the mother, manage to absorb humor from a realistic situation without turning the character into a cartoon or "cool mom" stereotype. There are no real bombastic comedic set-pieces as found in the majority of mainstream comedies, but with a steady stream of enjoyable subtlety, there's no real need.
For high speed action and exhilarating excitement, there's probably one movie you should seek out this weekend, and it isn't this one. However, if you're interested in a subtle, realistic, and fairly hilarious small independent foriegn film, you can't do much better than Turn Me On, Dammit!.