Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy (2005)

The contradictions of America's simultaneous love and fear of violence go under the microscope in this drama from Danish filmmaker Thomas Vinterberg. Dick (Jamie Bell) is a timid young man growing up in a mining town where he's been… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 21, 2006
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Critic Score: 36% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael Posner
Globe and Mail

We get it, Lars. Actually, we got it some time ago. Guns are bad things. They kill people and Americans are obsessed with them. Can we move on now?

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

Like the Dandies, Vinterberg and Von Trier are fascinated by something they despise, and despise it even more for fascinating them. And in the end, like the Dandies, Vinterberg and Von Trier still don't know the first thing about it.

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Wesley Morris
Film Comment Magazine

Sadly, the real Thomas Vinterberg appears to be standing up. But for what exactly?

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

If Jamie Bell can't rescue a movie, it's probably not salvageable.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

The audience is clearly expected to enjoy the bloodbath even while it disapproves.

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Jason Gorber
Film Scouts

Leave it to the Dogme brothers to do a strange, darkly comedic tale about a posse of dandies that fall in love with their guns.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

The scenario's practically straitjacketed in commentary. Von Trier's weak story doesn't help.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

Dear Wendy is loaded with ideas, some half-baked, some dead-on, some just stupid, and Vinterberg throws them at the screen willy-nilly.

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Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total

Entre la sátira, la fábula y el comentario crítico (...) el interés se pierde y no convencen.

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
I was expecting a little more. I can't say that I was disappointed, but I thought that there could have been more to the plot. Some of the special effects… More
Cassandra Maples
Apart from a few moments of jarring reality - this whole film seems like one of the brief dream like sequences from some of Lars Von Trier's earlier films.… More
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Jamie Bell, Michael Angarano, Allison Pill, Bill Pullman, Chris Owen, Mark Webber, Danso Gordon, Novella Nelson DIRECTED BY: Thomas Vinterberg When a… More
Luke Baldock
One half is a great and intelligent film. It deals with a pacifist gun club, without becoming wacky or bonkers. It plays it straight but the satire is still… More
Anthony Lawrie
This is not the film I was expecting from Vinterberg and Von Trier but it is as good as I'd hoped! It's visually stunning in places and very cool.… More
Edward Boxler
Ignorant, and dumb.

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