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6.4
/10
1,040 Ratings

Wiener-Dog

Directed by Todd Solondz
United States, 2016
Comedy, Drama, Cult

Synopsis

A cute dachshund puppy finds itself shuffled from one oddball owner to the next, including two couples, a veterinary nurse (Greta Gerwig), a screenwriter (Danny DeVito) and a bitter woman (Ellen Burstyn).

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Wiener-Dog Directed by Todd Solondz
I do not recommend this movie to anyone. I loved it, so that sounds odd, but dear god, don’t do this to yourself. This is the Au hasard Balthazar of our time and I warn people about that one too, though at least Bresson’s beauty sweeps you away, somewhat. This one, though strangely beautiful (you’ve never wanted to laugh and cry so much at the longest, loveliest shot of dog shit you’ve ever seen), has a harshness that makes you grip the theater seat, wincing at what comes next.
December 31, 2016
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Tracing the dog’s life through these despicable characters, Weiner-Dog is incredibly bleak but somehow incredibly effervescent.
December 14, 2016
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It’s a film of anguished tenderness and of scathing derision, a trip from childhood to old age and from suddenly disabused innocence to bitterly remorseful knowledge… It’s precise yet wild, exquisite yet imperfect, and its flaws (with one or two specific exceptions) aren’t simply detachable from the rest of the film—they’re emblems of one personality, one world view, in which the noble and the base, the visionary and the vain, are inseparable.
June 28, 2016
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