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Wiener-Dog (2016)

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A dachshund passes from oddball owner to oddball owner, whose radically dysfunctional lives are all impacted by the pooch.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Curran Connor ...
Video Game (voice)
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Molly Gray ...
Ariadne (as Molly Gay)


A dachshund passes from oddball owner to oddball owner, whose radically dysfunctional lives are all impacted by the pooch.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language and some disturbing content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 July 2016 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Jamnik  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$24,311 (USA) (24 June 2016)


$445,392 (USA) (29 July 2016)

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1.85 : 1
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The Ballad of Wiener-Dog
Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman
Produced by Marc Shaiman and Scott M. Riesett
Performed by Eric Morris (as Eric William Morris)
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Come on people, it's a dark satire, nothing more...
27 November 2016 | by (Belgrade, Serbia) – See all my reviews

Seems like it's too easy to offend people nowadays.

Seriously, if at least 20 users voted 1 for this movie, it is not about director, actors, story or photography. It is more about their state of mind, and some kind of emotional instability.

First of all, this is a movie which has it's own style (moreover Todd Solondz has it's own unique style), which is simple, yet requires certain movie watching experience, and sense for slight surrealism. It was never intended to be artsy, au contraire, it mocks to 'too artsy' attitude...

All characters were intentionally made like caricatures, in order to present their flaws and shortcomings in more obvious, yet funny and sarcastic way. But don't get fooled so easily, all of them reflects real behavior, which we can observe all around us: parents who make up idiotic stories instead of simply tell the truth to their kids, lonely losers with dysfunctional families, worthless but pathologically ambitious people, shameless nerdy hipsters, damien hirst wannabees and such charming creatures...

Simply, it's highly sarcastic, anti-indie, somehow childish-style comedy, which may offend only someone who perceived it as a mirror...

Ah yes, it's called "Wiener-dog" so everyone expected a warm dog story, and they all ended up disappointed? Then watch Disney instead.

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