Welcome to the Dollhouse is a American coming-of-age black comedy film. An independent film, it launched the careers of Todd Solondz and Heather Matarazzo. Contents. [hide]. 1 Plot; 2 Cast; 3 Reception; 4 References; 5 External links. Plot. Eleven-and-a-half-year-old Dawn Wiener is a shy, unattractive. Comedy · An unattractive seventh grader struggles to cope with inattentive parents, snobbish classmates, a smart older brother, an attractive younger sister, and her own insecurities in suburban 23 January | Variety - Film News; Bo Burnham's 'Eighth Grade' Is A Millennial 'Welcome To The Dollhouse' [ Sundance Review]. Sep 6, Welcome to the Dollhouse doesn't just “break the rules” about how stories are told, it also broke actual laws about how movies are made. Solondz admitted that “we sometimes worked in the middle of the night, which wasn't really legal in the U.S., certainly with child actors.”.
Jun 14, "Welcome to the Dollhouse" remembers with brutal and unforgiving accuracy the hell of junior high school. Many movies reconstruct those years as a sort of adolescent paradise; it's a shock, watching this film, to remember how cruel kids can be to one another, and how deeply the wounds cut. I can recall. Sep 10, Welcome To The Dollhouse has to be one of the most important films in history solely due to the fact that it shows what an unpopular, rather ugly school age girl goes threw. Complete with torment, dark sarcasm in the class room, and parents that do not really care. Now, what makes this film unique is that it. Aug 23, I started writing Welcome to the Dollhouse around the time of that first film. I couldn't think of any American films that dealt in any serious way with childhood. Children in American films were either cute like a little doll or evil demons. The early drafts of Dollhouse were all darker and more depressing; it took.
Not all girls want to play with dolls. Todd Solondz became the most talked-about new director in recent years with this acclaimed comedy about the suburban condition. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, Welcome to the Dollhouse follows year-old Dawn "Wienerdog" Wiener ( Heather. Aug 11, The divisive Todd Solondz is back with Wiener-Dog, a part-sequel to his dark indie classic Welcome to the Dollhouse - aka the ultimate coming-of-age film.