Welcome to the Dollhouse

Synopsis: Seventh-grade is no fun. Especially for Dawn Weiner when everyone at school calls you 'Dog-Face' or 'Wiener-Dog.' Not to mention if your older brother is 'King of the Nerds' and your younger sister is a cutesy ballerina who gets you in trouble but is your parents' favorite. And that's just the beginning--her life seems to be falling apart when she faces rejection from the older guy in her brother's band that she has a crush on, her parents want to tear down her 'Special People's Club' clubhouse, and her sister is abducted....
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Todd Solondz
Production: Sony Pictures Classics
  4 wins & 14 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
88 min

redo this test--

Just once.


- I'm better than a D-minus.

- Stop grade grubbing!

Don't you have any dignity?


I want you to write

a 100-word essay...

on the subject of dignity

and hand it in to me by Friday.

You're excused.

She's got it so easy.

She'll always have it easy.

Maybe she'll die.

You don't know

what it's like.

- What?

- Junior high.

-Do you think anyone will join our club?

-I don't want anyone to join.

I want to be popular.

So I think I may have swung a pretty

good deal with Steve Rodgers today.

- I think we got him.

- Who's Steve Rodgers?

Steve Rodgers is only

one of the most popular guys in class.

We get him, we'll get invited

to play everywhere:

sweet sixteens, school dances,

maybe even a gig on the road.

- What does he play?

- Guitar, a little.

But mainly, he sings.

But that's not the point.

The point is, it's just exactly

what I needed for my college resume.

With this kind of extracurricular

activity, I'm gonna have it made.

Maybe not the Big Three,

but an lvy at least.

Well, we'll have to see

about those SATs.

Mommy, could I join Mark's band?

- Oh, sweetheart.

- I'm serious.

And I think you should

send Dawn to a reformatory.

She's always bothering me.

Honey, you don't mean that.

Dawn loves you.

No matter what she does,

she's your sister.

Dawn, tell Missy that you're sorry

for bothering her and that you love her.

- I'm not sorry.

- Stop acting like a baby.

You're her older sister,

and Missy loves you.

- She does not.

- She does. Tell her you love her.

- I love you.

- You do not!

- I do too.

- You do not!

You are not leaving this table until

you tell your sister that you love her!

Go to bed.

...this stupid doll.

Sweet candy from a baby

I know you're Daddy's girl

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Todd Solondz

Todd Solondz (born October 15, 1959) is an American independent film screenwriter and director known for his style of dark, thought-provoking, socially conscious satire. Solondz has been critically acclaimed for his examination of the "dark underbelly of middle class American suburbia," a reflection of his own background in New Jersey.[1] His work includes Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995), Happiness (1998), Storytelling (2001), Palindromes (2004), Life During Wartime (2009), and Dark Horse (2012). more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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