Welcome to the Dollhouse
Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995)

Twelve-year-old Dawn Wiener (Heather Matarazzo) is perhaps the most put-upon adolescent in film history in Todd Solondz's bitterly hilarious black comedy Welcome to the Dollhouse. Dawn is bright but awkward, both physically and… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: August 3, 1999
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy

One of the highlights of the 1995 Toronto Festival, Solondz's second film is a stark, often funny, always poignant comedy about suburban mores, centering on a misfit Jewish girl tormented by her family and classmates.

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Rob Nelson
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul

Welcome to the Dollhouse puts an ugly duckling through her paces.

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Cole Smithey

Todd Solondz's only good movie.

Mike Clark
USA Today

At 87 minutes, Dollhouse is a near-perfect morsel. If nothing else, it informs older folk that school principals still threaten to record bad behavior in one's 'personal record' -- only now, computers facilitate the process.

Stefan Birgir Stefansson

quirky and great

Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

hilariously provocative and almost too real

Hollis Griffin
Common Sense Media

A dark look at adolescence; not for kids.

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Rob Gonsalves

At its best it's like the funniest yet bleakest comic book Dan Clowes never drew.

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Edward Douglas

Still Solondz's one and only great film!

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
Director Todd Solondz makes independent black comedies that will make your skin crawl and your belly heave with laughter. He easily blends the horrible nature… More
Zach Brehany
Welcome To The Dollhouse has to be one of the most important films in history solely due to the fact that it shows what an unpopular, rather ugly school age… More
paul oh
Not the type of middle school most people imagined it to be. Todd Solondz takes us into his interpretation of school life and the result is a provocative piece… More
Randy Tippy
Dawn (Heather Matarazzo) is a misfit middle-child stuck in jr. high hell. Bullied by her classmates, her teachers and her dysfunctional family she plods… More
Jennifer Xu
Okay, now after watching this and Let the Right One In I look upon middle school life completely differently. I can't watch another kid's movie… More
Tsubaki Sanjuro
What "Juno" wanted to be.