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

Can I sit here?

If you feel like it.

Someone barfed there

fourth period.

Hi, Dawn.

Sorry to bother you.

But we were just wondering,

are you a lesbian?

- Well, are you?

- No.


She made a pass at me.

Lesbo, lesbo, lesbo

Lesbo, lesbo

Fag! You're a f*ggot!

Aren't you?

"I'm a f*ggot."

Admit it. Say it.

You look beautiful

in this suit, Troy.

- Look, get over here.

- Where the hell you going?

You f***in' f*ggot. You're a f*ggot,

aren't you, Troy-boy?

Aren't you?

Admit it. Say, "I'm a f*ggot."

Say it.

- Say it, f*ggot. Say it!

- Say it.

- I'm a f*ggot.

- Why don't you leave him alone?

Hey, guys, watch out.

It's the Wienerdog!

It's dogface.

You guys are such jerks.

What's the matter, ugly?

You like faggots?

Let's get out of here.

Her face is killing me.

Are you all right,


Leave me alone,


Hey, that didn't sound

too much like "Satisfaction."

- Yeah, what's the matter, do you think?

- I don't know.

It says B-flat.

I'm just playing what it says.

Play me an "A."

- This is bad.

- Yeah, we sound like sh*t.

- I knew this band was gonna suck.

- What does "suck" mean?

Missy, go play with Dawn.

We've just got to practice more.

Hell, it's our first time.

What do you think the Stones sounded

like the first time they practiced?


I'm gonna close the garage door

so we can get some privacy.

Let's take it from the top.

A one and a two

and a one, two, three, four!

Toss-up question:

Spell the word "satellite. "


Correct. 20 points.

You're not supposed to drink

in the TV room.

- Drop dead, lesbo.

- Riverdale has 200.

- London is located along which river?

- Mommy, Dawn called me "Iesbo."

- Hold on, Rita.

- The Thames.

Oh, Dawn!

Dawn, I want to speak

to you right now.



- What did you call your sister?

- She was bothering me!

I don't care what she was doing.

Now are you going to apologize?

- Apologize or you're punished.

- But Mom, she was bothering me!

- That's it! Go to your room!

- She's such a little brat!

I don't want to hear it!


- American Revolution.

- That's correct. You got all 40 points.


What organism is--

I love her little profile.

Let's go to the phones.

- Hi, Missy. Is Dawn home?

- She can't play. She's punished.

- Mrs. Grissom?

- Yes, Dawn?

- Brandon's trying to copy my answers.

- You lie!

You were too,

and you know it!


Dawn, Brandon,

you can see me here at 3:00.

I'm giving you both detention.

Oh, hi.

You didn't come in here

to wash your hands.

Y-Yes, I did.

You came in here

to take a sh*t.

N-No. Really.

I don't have to go.

- My hands were dirty, that's all.

- Liar.

I can smell you from here.

- Please let me go.

- First...

take a sh*t.

- But I'll be late for Science.

- Well, you're not leaving until you do.

You know, Lolita, me and my neighbor

are starting this new club.

And if you want,

you can be vice president.

F*** you.

And I really wasn't the one

who was cheating. I'm innocent.

I know.

You're always innocent.

- And Brandon's always guilty.

- But Brandon was--

You stay away from Brandon.

He's mine.

- Got it?

- Of course, but--

But sh*t.

Now, go on.

Leave it.

I want to make sure you sh*t.

I want to see it

with my own eyes.

Why do you hate me?

Because you're ugly.

M-Mrs. Grissom,

I'm finished.

Let me see.

Mrs. Grissom,

can I take a retest?

But I know I could have done better

if none of this had happened.

- I was nervous.

- I said no, Dawn !

But Mrs. Grissom, I really wasn't

the one who was cheating...

and if I could just

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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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