Wiener-Dog

wiener_dogComedy; Rated R; 90M, 2016. STARRING: Ellen Burstyn, Danny DeVito, Julie Delpy, Greta Gerwig

Wiener-Dog is a dark, starkly funny story of a single dog and the many different people she touches over her short lifetime. Man’s best friend starts out teaching a young boy some contorted life lessons before being taken in by a compassionate vet tech named Dawn Wiener. Dawn reunites with someone from her past and sets off on a road trip. After leaving Dawn, Wiener-Dog encounters a floundering film professor, as well as an embittered elderly woman and her needy granddaughter—all longing for something more.

 

“Bizarre and challenging when it’s not outright goofy, Wiener-Dog never feels remotely compromised. Somehow hilarious and gloomy at the same time, it represents a big middle finger to anyone who wishes Solondz would lighten up.” – Eric Kohn, IndieWire

 

“With Wiener-Dog, Solondz is perhaps at his most evidently candid, showing all the different, damaged people that can enter and exit one’s life, and what our mutually shared, inevitable destination will be.” – Jordan Raup, The Film Stage

 

 

 

 

 

 

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