Wiener-Dog

Wiener-Dog

Wiener-Dog

Comedy from the great Todd Solondz (Happiness, Welcome to the Doll House), starring Greta Gerwig, Danny DeVito, Ellen Burstyn, Zosia Mamet and Kieran Culkin. Follows four interconnected stories, all connected by a dachshund.

"Tells several stories featuring people who find their life inspired or changed by one particular dachshund, who seems to be spreading a certain kind of comfort and joy. Man's best friend starts out teaching a young boy some contorted life lessons before being taken in by a compassionate vet tech named Dawn Wiener. Dawn reunites with someone from her past and sets off on a road trip picking up some depressed mariachis along the way. Wiener-Dog then encounters a floundering film professor, as well as an embittered elderly woman and her needy granddaughter - all longing for something more.

"Twenty years ago, Todd Solondz took the Sundance Film Festival by storm when Welcome to the Dollhouse won the Grand Jury Prize at the 1996 Festival. Since then he has gone on to establish himself as one of the most uncompromising voices working in film." (Sundance Film Festival)

2016Rating: M, Mature themes, violence and coarse language90 minsUSA
ComedyFestival & Independent
Director:
Todd Solondz ('Happiness', 'Storytelling', 'Welcome to the Doll House')
Writer:
Todd Solondz
Cast:
Greta GerwigZosia MametDanny DeVitoEllen BurstynKieran CulkinJulie DelpyMichael James Shaw
83%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

A hapless Dachshund witnesses the spectrum of human unhappiness in this sly, stimulating provocation from Todd Solondz.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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Doesn't find Solondz going light to deliver an inspirational medley. Instead, he's created arguably his most caustic film since Happiness.

4.0
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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

Watching a Solondz film has never been a particularly easy experience, yet Weiner Dog offers a droll playfulness not seen since Welcome to the Dollhouse.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Life may be as unfair and arbitrary as Solondz portrays it, but it is arguably more diverse in its moods and its ups and downs. The film may not be a dog, but nor is it likely to become anyone's best friend.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

press

An engaging, albeit slight, adventure that toys with the absurdity of mortality.

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Variety

Variety

press

A hapless Dachshund witnesses the spectrum of human unhappiness in this sly, stimulating provocation from Todd Solondz.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Doesn't find Solondz going light to deliver an inspirational medley. Instead, he's created arguably his most caustic film since Happiness.

4.0
0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

Watching a Solondz film has never been a particularly easy experience, yet Weiner Dog offers a droll playfulness not seen since Welcome to the Dollhouse.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Life may be as unfair and arbitrary as Solondz portrays it, but it is arguably more diverse in its moods and its ups and downs. The film may not be a dog, but nor is it likely to become anyone's best friend.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

An engaging, albeit slight, adventure that toys with the absurdity of mortality.

0

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