Image from the motion picture Welcome to the Dollhouse Image from the motion picture Welcome to the Dollhouse

Welcome to the Dollhouse - 35MM

Drama, Comedy | 1995 | 88MIN

Director

Todd Solondz

Cast

Heather Matarazzo
Brendan Sexton III
Christina Brucato

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Welcome to the Dollhouse launched oddball auteur Todd Solondz into the indie a-list with its scathingly honest and hilarious depiction of teen angst in suburban New Jersey circa 1995. Heather Matarazzo, in a fearless performance, plays Dawn Weiner, aka “Weiner-Dog”, an unattractive, unpleasant 15 year-old trying to navigate the hormonally-charged waters of teenage life with humiliating results. Solondz heaps misery upon misery on his protagonist, offering her no respite from her hateful parents, disinterested crushes or rape-threatening bullies, transmuting the torment into a deeply funny movie that refuses to candy-coat or trivialize the horrors of growing up. You’ll laugh out loud while reliving the painful moments of your own awkward, adolescent years. With Brendan Sexton III, Eric Mabius and Matthew Faber.

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