When we categorize this as a comedy, we mean a dark comedy. This 1996 cult classic won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance and launched the career of director Todd Solondz. A stark, poignant dive into the life of deeply un-cool suburban middle schooler Dawn Wiener, played by Heather Matarazzo. Roger Ebert called it "intensely entertaining...[Solondz] shows the kind of unrelenting attention to detail that is the key to satire."
3 day rental • R • 90 min.
"Remembering perfectly is the best revenge, as Todd Solondz demonstrates so beautifully in WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE, his mordantly hilarious suburban comedy about the torments endured by an awkward young girl. With a fine vengeance along with flashes of great, unexpected tenderness, Mr. Solondz lethally evokes every petty humiliation that his seventh-grade heroine can't wait to forget."
— New York Times