5.9/10
6,851
75 user 136 critic

Wiener-Dog (2016)

Trailer
1:36 | Trailer

Watch Now

With Prime Video

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

Director:

Writer:

2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Dark Horse (2011)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Romance blooms between two thirty-somethings in arrested development: an avid toy collector who is the dark horse of his family and a depressed woman on the rebound.

Director: Todd Solondz
Stars: Jordan Gelber, Selma Blair, Christopher Walken
Storytelling (2001)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

College and high school serve as the backdrop for two stories about dysfunction and personal turmoil.

Director: Todd Solondz
Stars: Selma Blair, Leo Fitzpatrick, Robert Wisdom
Palindromes (2004)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Aviva is thirteen, awkward and sensitive. Her mother Joyce is warm and loving, as is her father, Steve, a regular guy who does have a fierce temper from time to time. The film revolves around her family, friends and neighbors.

Director: Todd Solondz
Stars: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ellen Barkin, Stephen Adly Guirgis
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

An unattractive seventh grader struggles to cope with inattentive parents, snobbish classmates, a smart older brother, an attractive younger sister, and her own insecurities in suburban New Jersey.

Director: Todd Solondz
Stars: Heather Matarazzo, Christina Brucato, Victoria Davis
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Friends, family, and lovers struggle to find love, forgiveness, and meaning in an almost war-torn world riddled with comedy and pathos.

Director: Todd Solondz
Stars: Shirley Henderson, Allison Janney, Ally Sheedy
Happiness (1998)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The lives of several individuals intertwine as they go about their lives in their own unique ways, engaging in acts society as a whole might find disturbing in a desperate search for human connection.

Director: Todd Solondz
Stars: Jane Adams, Jon Lovitz, Philip Seymour Hoffman
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Danny
...
Dina
...
...
Brandon
...
Jose
Haraldo Alvarez ...
Luis
Dain Victorianio ...
Jose Luis
...
Tommy
...
April
Curran Connor ...
Video Game (voice)
...
Warren
...
Dave Schmerz
Patrick Caroll Jr. ...
Garrett
Molly Gray ...
Ariadne (as Molly Gay)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 July 2016 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Jamnik  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$24,311 (USA) (26 June 2016)

Gross:

$445,392 (USA) (29 July 2016)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Keaton Nigel Cooke learned "Clair De Lune" by Debussy on flute for a scene in less than one week. See more »

Quotes

Danny: [yanking on the leash] Heel, motherfucker!
See more »

Connections

References Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Clair De Lune
Written by Claude Debussy
Arranged by Helmuth Brandenburg
Courtesy of APM Music
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
How do you write about a Todd Solondz movie?
3 May 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I went into this thinking it was a sequel to Welcome to the Dollhouse; I guess it technically is but it has greater concerns than letting us know what happened to Dawn and the rest of the WttD crew so adjust your expectations accordingly.

The movie is broken up into 4 parts, each part focusing on a different owner of the titular Weiner-dog.

The first part was my favorite, about a young boy struggling to understand his dog's place in the world. It is sweet and funny and I was incredibly nervous about what would become of the dog since I did not know the movie would take on a 4 chapter structure.

The second part reunites the Welcome to the Dollhouse characters Dawn and Brandon. Greta Gerwig's performance was a little strange and there were some distracting continuity issues and cutting. In fact, the entire movie had very distracting moments of editing, usually cutting back and forth from character to character for each individual line. It's very jarring, particularly because the moments without dialogue are usually portrayed in long takes.

There is an intermission, it is fantastic.

The third part is the weakest. It focuses on Dave, a screen writing professor, who is struggling to sell a script. It drags on a bit long and ends with a punchline that doesn't really have a ton of punch.

The fourth part is a bit more surreal, and feels more similar to his recent movies. It focuses on an elderly woman whose daughter comes to visit. Then takes sort of a bizarre turn in its second half.

I walked away from the movie thinking it was great but feeling terrible.

Overall, Todd Solondz continues to be one of the most interesting filmmakers out there. I feel like he's definitely making the kind of movies he wants to be making: quiet comedies reflecting our superficial, pathetic, and delirious culture packed with incredibly uncomfortable conversations and situations; I just think his previous work is more interesting.


61 of 86 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?