First Trailer for Todd Solondz's Highly Disliked New Film 'Wiener-Dog'
IFC has debuted an official trailer for Todd Solondz's new film Wiener-Dog, which premiered at Sundance earlier this year. Unfortunately the film was hated by pretty much everyone who saw it, including everyone I know with maybe one or two exceptions. Then again, this is kind of filmmaking that Solondz is known for, with deadpan dark humor and melodramatic scenes that don't amount to much. The cast of Wiener-Dog includes Ellen Burstyn, Kieran Culkin, Julie Delpy, Danny DeVito, Greta Gerwig, Tracy Letts, and Zosia Mamet. However, the film's real star is the adorable dachshund dog, who changes the lives of all the various people she meets throughout her life. As charming as that synopsis sounds, don't be fooled by it.
Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Todd Solondz's Wiener-Dog, in high def on Apple:
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. Solondz's perversely dark comedy offers an appallingly honest look at the American experience, brought to life by its all-star cast. Wiener-Dog is both written and directed by American indie filmmaker Todd Solondz, of the films Welcome to the Dollhouse, Happiness, Storytelling, Palindromes, Life During Wartime, and Dark Horse previously. This film first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January. IFC Films will release Todd Solondz's Wiener-Dog in select theaters starting June 24th this summer. Is anyone going to see this?
Reader Feedback - 16 Comments
Huge fan of Solondz. This looks fucking great.
Nielsen700 on May 27, 2016
LOL...I kind of want to like it more just to be a contrarian...sorry.
DAVIDPD on May 27, 2016
please give us a spoiler right now -- does the dog die? it's not yet listed on http://www.doesthedogdie.com
peekytoe on May 27, 2016
I read the full spoiler on IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4144190/board/thread/253102192?d=253354706#253354706 No wonder this film is getting so much hate.
Exquisite Green Guy on May 29, 2016
Looks funny to me.
Carpola on May 27, 2016
Plus what they did to the dog is one reason for the hatred the film is getting
AmazingSpiderHam on May 27, 2016
I do not want Dachshund lovers to get upset over this film thinking it is light like the ugly dachshund
AmazingSpiderHam on May 27, 2016
Are the people who hate this movie going to be labeled 'haters' by certain people I've run across? Just wondering? When will the 'hate patrol' (who hate those they label 'haters'...little irony here?) allow one to hate and when will they not? Hmmmmm......What if you really like this film and think it's very funny? Which is looks like it is. Oh my! It's just soooo confusing these days!
Guest on May 27, 2016
The film has like a 79 on RT. Doesn't seem like everybody hates it..
movieguyryan . on May 28, 2016
Comparing to some other Tod Solondz movies, this one looks timid. In fact, it looks very good and nice piece of cinema. Very interested awaiting for more ...
shiboleth on May 30, 2016
Can't get that song outta my head. The only way this movie could be any more INDY is if Jason Schwartzman makes an unexpected cameo.
bumboclot on Jun 1, 2016
Not just No. Ef NO! With the realization that Idiocracy is now a Factual Film. This World of Idiots that have such empty heads and wish to continue watching garbage will soon be viewing the Child Mitilation and Killing films that fill up the Black Market. It's only a matter of time. Soon any Criminal activity will be viewed as entertainment. With Murder, Rape, Perversion on Children and Babies it's just a matter of time. Sit back and think none of this matters you Idiots.
DonWalker on Jul 5, 2016
If you like dog poop, and like to get real close to it and stare at it for a long time, then this is the movie for you.
Dan on Jul 10, 2016
Didn't quite make up my mind about the film because it was so dark and I love dogs. But, it started to grow on me....I am using a rx cream for it and have a back up surgery planned. I also can't get that song, "The Ballad of Wiener Dog" out of my head. Anybody find it online anywhere?
Frederikahere on Aug 24, 2016
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