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Welcome to the Dollhouse

  • R
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Todd Solondz's WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE follows the painful daily trials of Dawn "Wienerdog" Wiener (Heather Matarazzo), an awkward, nerdy 12-year-old. The middle child between her geeky older brother, Mark (Matthew Faber), and her sickeningly sweet little sister, Missy (Daria Kalinina), Dawn has a rough time with her family and everything else, including school and boys. She's obsessed with Mark's hunky bandmate, Steve (Eric Mabius), but the only guy who pays her any attention is the local thug, Brandon (Brendan Sexton III), who constantly threatens her with rape.

    With startling accuracy and humor, Solondz captures the hell known as junior high in his blow-by-blow account of Dawn's difficult life. One of the darkest and funniest tales of adolescence ever filmed, DOLLHOUSE serves as a grateful reminder that puberty strikes only once.
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 82569

  • Credits
    Heather Matarazzo, Matthew Faber, Eric Mabius, Angela Piepropinto, Daria Kalinina, Victoria Davis, Christina Brucato, Christina Vidal, Siri Howard, Telly Pontidis, Herbie Duarte, Scott Coogan, Brendan Sexton
  • Critic Reviews
    "...Funny and uncannily well written..."

    "...Solondz throws himself on the land mine of puberty with blunt honesty and bracing wit..."
    Rolling Stone

    "...Accessible dark comedy....DOLLHOUSE is a near-perfect morsel..." -- 3 1/2 out of 4 stars
    USA Today

    "...Wonderfully-funny-shading-into-brutal....Keen portraits..." -- Rating: A-
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...A stark, often funny and always poignant comedy....Solondz challenges in a tough, straightforward manner some of the most prevalent family values in our culture..."

    "...A winning, confidently handled, seriocomic coming of age tale..."
    Film Comment

    "...Mordantly hilarious....A brilliantly malevolent treat..."
    New York Times

    "...Highly original....Both funny and poignant..."
    Los Angeles Times

    "...It's a funny, intensely entertaining film....[Solondz] shows the kind of unrelenting attention to detail that is the key to satire..."
    Chicago Sun-Times

    "It's Solondz's acute observations that impress most: his rounded characters ring painfully true..."
    Sight and Sound

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