Rent Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995)

3.6 of 5 from 124 ratings
1h 27min
Rent Welcome to the Dollhouse (aka Faggots and Retards / Middle Child) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
Dorky Dawn Weiner (Heather Matarazzo), New Jersey seventh-grader, couldn't get a break if you sent it FedEx. Sometimes hated, often reviled, seldom understood, Dawn tries in vain to put on a happy face as she struggles through what looks to be a long puberty. Her geeky brother is a computer nerd, her pampered little sister is a ballerina wannabe, her only friend a runty neighbour the other kids call "faggot"; and she's got a paralysing crush on the high school heart-throb who sings in a stunningly awful rock band, The Quadratics. But Dawn does find moments of grace amidst her daily tribulations and soon begins to wonder if life might not be better outside New Jersey...
Actors:
, , Victoria Davis, , Siri Howard, , Telly Pontidis, Herbie Duarte, Scott Coogan, Daria Kalinina, , , , , , , , , ,
Directors:
Producers:
Todd Solondz
Writers:
Todd Solondz
Aka:
Faggots and Retards / Middle Child
Studio:
Artificial Eye Film Company Ltd.
Genres:
Comedy
Awards:

1996 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

BBFC:
Release Date:
26/09/2005
Run Time:
87 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Digital 2.0
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Production notes by Todd Solodnz
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Filmographies
BBFC:
Release Date:
06/03/2023
Run Time:
87 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Digital 2.0
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Interviews with Solondz and Star Heather Matarazzo
  • Todd Solondz's Suburban Nightmare: A visual essay by critic and author Hannah Strong
  • Audio commentary by BJ and Harmony Colangelo
  • Trailer

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Reviews (1) of Welcome to the Dollhouse

A Painful Pleasure - Welcome to the Dollhouse review by CP Customer

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17/01/2006

This poignant little film combines dark comedy, drama and satire to tell the story of 'Dawn Wiener', an seventh grade schoolgirl who is the embodiment of 'uncool'. Disliked by her classmates for being different and sidelined by her family, the film shows in painful detail the eroding self esteem of a sweet, kind, and thoughtful girl who wants little more in life than to be liked. Writer-director Todd Solondz really manages to show what a segregated society school life is, and how reputation and looks are seen as far more important than what is inside. If you want to see a film where the unpopular nerdy girl has a makeover, gets the guy, and becomes the prom queen, then this isn't a film for you. But if you want a film with real characters and a touching story then I can't recommend this enough.

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