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

but it don't worry me

Won't you give me

some sweet candy

Well, Dawn is very musical.

Yeah. No, I know.

No, she's going.

I told her

she'll have a fabulous time.

What kid doesn't want

to go to Disney World?


- Yes.

- Let's get a little wild

Let's get a little crazy

Well, bump it up, sugar

Let me in

You see, I know

you're Mama 's pearl

You're a pearl

from the ocean of tears

I'm gonna steal that pearl

when she don't see

Won't you give me some

sweet candy

Gonna take candy

from a baby

Sweet candy from a baby


Dignity is an important quality

everyone should have.

- Louder.

- That way, you will never grade grub.

- Grade grubbing is bad...

- I said, "Louder"!

because it means you're asking

for a grade you shouldn't get.

Because if you got it, it wouldn't be

fair to everyone who didn't grade grub.

We can't hear you!

It doesn't matter whether

you're a girl or a boy...

man or a child,

rich or poor, fat or thin.

You should never be

a grade grubber.

Therefore, dignity is a good quality

everyone should have."

Thank you.

I am here

to talk to you today...

about the dangers

of talking to strangers.

For l, Mary Ellen Moriarty...

once talked to strangers...

and that is how I became the innocent

victim of a brutal kidnapping.

Almost one year ago,

I was a carefree teenager...

memorizing my lines for Hello, Dolly--

I was supposed to play Dolly--

when one day...

a day that I will

never forget--

I was walking home

from rehearsal.

I'd missed my car pool.

And I was waiting at the street corner

for the light to change.

All of a sudden a dark car

pulled up beside me...

and a big man

stepped out.

He was older...

and good looking.

And, um--

And he had a tattoo

on his chest.

And then the next thing

I know, he, um--

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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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