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R| 1 hr. 27 min.

Plot Summary
Middle-school student Dawn Weiner (Heather Matarazzo) faces degradation at school -- where she is teased constantly -- and at home. The middle child between nerdy older brother Mark (Matthew Faber) and perky younger sister Missy (Daria Kalinina), Dawn can't seem to find a place to belong. Although she has a crush on a cute boy (Eric Mabius) whom her brother knows, she can only catch the attention of bully Brandon (Brendan Sexton Jr.), who threatens her to show affection.

Cast: Heather Matarazzo , Daria Kalinina , Matthew Faber , Angela Pietropinto , Bill Buell , Brendan Sexton Jr. , Eric Mabius , Rica Martens

Director: Todd Solondz

Genres: Comedy drama

Welcome To The Dollhouse (1995)

Release Date: May 24th, 1996|1 hr. 27 min.

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  • Solondz ("Fear, Anxiety and Depression") is almost unrelenting in his quirky fixation with the adolescent outsider and he pursues visions of everyday human injury nearly to the point of caricature. But he stops just short, and this amusingly twisted film mixes humor and heart-tugging sadness with a disturbing vitality. show more

  • Welcome to the Dollhouse does, with accessible dark comedy and chilling honesty, reminding us right off that school-cafeteria agonies only begin with the cuisine. [24 May 1996 Pg.04.D] show more

  • But I'm making Welcome to the Dollhouse sound like some sort of grim sociological study, and in fact it's a funny, intensely entertaining film. show more

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