With a cast that boasts the likes of Ellen Burstyn, Danny DeVito, Kieran Culkin, and Greta Gerwig, Weiner-Dog follows the life and travels of a cute dachshund as he moves across the United States being adopted by different owners, each facing their own particular existential desperation.
Of course, this is no ordinary cute-puppy movie, under the keen eye of auteur Todd (Welcome To The Dollhouse, Happiness, Palindromes) Solondz, Weiner-Dog slowly reveals itself to be a perfectly realised bleak-dark comedy. With perfectly pitched performances from the cast, Weiner-Dog is a movie for people who may like dogs but may not relate to people and who definitely don’t relate to most animal movies.
“Like all of Todd Solondz’s movies, Wiener-Dog is a black comedy with the comedy removed, leaving just the black: a tarry, sticky, dense residue of bleakness and callousness” The Guardian
Screens with the short film Sold.
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