Welcome to the Dollhouse
First screened in January 1998
Director: Todd Solondz. Cast: Heather Matarazzo, Brendan Sexton Jr., Matthew Faber, Eric Mabius, Angela Pietropinto, Bill Buell, Daria Kalinina. Screenplay: Todd Solondz.

Twitter Capsule: An obsidian popsicle. Some targets too easy (ballerina sister), but tone and viewpoint astound. Matarazzo!

VOR:   You could do worse naming a seminal American indie from the mid-90s, pushing movement's darkest, nerviest energies while signaling general timidity as to form. A durable touchstone.

Photo © 1996 Suburban Classics, © 1997 Sony Pictures Classics

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+

Berlin Film Festival: C.I.C.A.E. Award (Forum of New Cinema)
Sundance Film Festival: Grand Jury Prize (Dramatic)
Independent Spirit Awards: Best Debut Performance (Matarazzo)
National Board of Review: Special Mention for Excellence in Filmmaking

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