Welcome to the Dollhouse
The horrors of junior high are vividly re-created in this darkly comic tale of the painfully awkward Dawn Wiener (Heather Matarazzo), a middle child who must cope with a dreary home life -- and with classmates who mercilessly taunt her. Writer-director Todd Solondz's unflinching look at the nightmare of early adolescence took away prizes at both the Sundance Film Festival and the Independent Spirit Awards.
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- Todd Solondz
Widescreen 1.85:1, Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
Spanish (Neutral), English, FrenchClosed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; trailer; cast and crew information.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this is a dark comedy that deals with a tween's alienation from her classmates and family, and deals explicitly with her resulting feelings of rage. There are many references to sex between teens and tweens, a child abduction, and threats of rape. The plot is so off-beat that most younger teens would find it too weird to hold their interest anyway. This is a bleak film about childhood that will be most appreciated by adults.
- Sexual Content
- References to teen sex, rape, and child abuse.
- Implied and sexual in nature.
- Both adult and child characters use strong language throughout.
- Social Behavior
- One of the themes of the movie is the idea that people who are supposed to be role models frequently are not.
- A reference or two, but not overwhelming.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Teen drug use is referred to and discussed in terms of consequences.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it