Welcome to the Dollhouse


1h 27m 1995

Brief Synopsis

Dawn Wiener is the middle child in middle school in the middle of suburban New Jersey. Sometimes hated, often reviled, seldom understood, Dawn tries in vain to put on a happy and friendly face as she struggles through the onset of what looks to be a long puberty. Life is grim. Nevertheless, she does

Film Details

Also Known As
Bienvenidos a la casa de muñecas
MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Teens
Release Date
1995
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Classics; Arp; Curzon Artificial Eye; Lucky Red; Nuvision; Paradiso Entertainment; Rialto Films; Sony Pictures Classics; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; StudioCanal; Studiocanal; Vertigo Films (Spain); Village Roadshow Limited
Location
West Caldwell, New Jersey, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 27m

Synopsis

Dawn Wiener is the middle child in middle school in the middle of suburban New Jersey. Sometimes hated, often reviled, seldom understood, Dawn tries in vain to put on a happy and friendly face as she struggles through the onset of what looks to be a long puberty. Life is grim. Nevertheless, she does find moments of grace amidst the pain and humiliation, and soon begins to wonder if life might not be better outside New Jersey.

Crew

Donna L Bascom

Executive Producer

Susan Block

Production Designer

Chad Braden

1st Assistant Director

Avery S Brandon

Set Dresser

Kristine Bulakowski

Other

Eileen Cabiling

Production Office Coordinator

Nancy Cabrera

Foley Artist

Jennifer Carchman

Still Photographer

Evan Chen

Assistant Sound Editor

Meredith Collins

1st Camera Assistant

Stephen Collins

Assistant Location Manager

Seth Copan

Script Supervisor

Sarah Costello

Production Assistant

Anne Cotten

Production Assistant

Margaret Crimmins

Supervisor

Jon Delgado

Other

Robert Dembicki

1st Camera Assistant

Colin Dodd

Key Grip

Randy Drummond

Director Of Photography

Ilene Elevitch

Extras Casting

Dave Ellinwood

Music Editor

Jeffrey A. Eplett

Gaffer

Jonathan Fish

Production Auditor

Ellie Fitzgerald

Other

Robert Fitzsimmons

Production Assistant

Ray Flynn

Best Boy

Anne Forbes

Hair & Make-Up Assistant

Morgan J. Freeman

2nd Assistant Director

Adam Goldenberg

Production Assistant

Affonso Gontalves

Assistant Editor

Ann Goulder

Casting

Jeremy Graham

Other

Susanna Graves

2nd Assistant Director

Tommy Grimes

Property Master

Priscilla Guastavino

Line Producer

Paul Hsu

Assistant Sound Editor

Amy Hussey

Production Assistant

Mikael Ifversen

Assistant Sound Editor

Learan Kahanov

Grip

Natalya Khorover

Wardrobe Supervisor

Jason Kliot

Associate Producer

Neil Konigsberg

Production Assistant

Heidi Kulow

Key Hair & Makeup

Miklos Legrady

Production Assistant

Christopher Marchitelli

Production Assistant

Jenny Martinez

Production Assistant

Desiree Matthews

Kid Wrangler

Chris Mcfadden

Production Assistant

Kelly Mckaig

Second 2nd Assistant Director

Paul Mezey

Additional Sound

Paul Mezey

Boom

Naomi Odes

Craft Service

Susan Ogu

Production Assistant

Alan Oxman

Editor

Dan Partland

Co-Producer

Noelle Penraat

Negative Cutter

Brian Raft

Production Assistant

Christopher S Roberts

Post-Production Associate

Christopher S Roberts

Other

Christopher S Roberts

Location Manager

Lucio Seixas

Set Dresser

Jennifer Shoenwald

Grip

Ted Skillman

Co-Producer

Lori Solondz

Art Director

Todd Solondz

Producer

Todd Solondz

Screenwriter

Doug Stone

2nd Assistant Editor

Susan Stover

Co-Associate Producer

Susan Stover

Production Associate

Andrew Sweeney

Key Grip

Gabor Szitanyi

Additional Photography

Joel Tishcoff

Grip

Melissa Toth

Costume Designer

Algernon Tunsil

2nd Assistant Editor

Amy Veltman

2nd Assistant Camera

Joana Vicente

Associate Producer

Tony Volante

Re-Recording Mixer

Derek Walker

2nd Assistant Camera

Russell Wasoleck

Key Grip

Kristen Weir

Wardrobe Supervisor

Elizabeth Wick

Other

Charles Winters

Other

Jill Wisoff

Music

Alex Wolfe

Sound

Pauline Yablonski

Wardrobe Apprentice

Film Details

Also Known As
Bienvenidos a la casa de muñecas
MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Teens
Release Date
1995
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Classics; Arp; Curzon Artificial Eye; Lucky Red; Nuvision; Paradiso Entertainment; Rialto Films; Sony Pictures Classics; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; StudioCanal; Studiocanal; Vertigo Films (Spain); Village Roadshow Limited
Location
West Caldwell, New Jersey, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 27m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer May 24, 1996

Expanded Release in United States May 31, 1996

Expanded Release in United States June 7, 1996

Expanded Release in United States June 14, 1996

Expanded Release in United States June 21, 1996

Expanded Release in United States June 28, 1996

Released in United States on Video December 31, 1996

Released in United States September 1995

Released in United States 1996

Released in United States January 1996

Released in United States June 1996

Shown at Independent Feature Film Market (IFFM) in New York City September 17-24, 1995.

Shown at New Directors/New Films (Opening Night) in New York City March 22 - April 7, 1996.

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival May 16 - June 9, 1996.

Shown at Prague International Film Festival (American Independents) June 21-29, 1996.

Second feature for Todd Solondz who majored in English at Yale before attending NYU's graduate film program where he directed several shorts, including "Schatt's Last Shot" (USA/1985). Solondz marked his feature directorial debut with "Fear, Anxiety and Depression" (USA/1989).

Released in United States Summer May 24, 1996

Expanded Release in United States May 31, 1996

Expanded Release in United States June 7, 1996

Expanded Release in United States June 14, 1996

Expanded Release in United States June 21, 1996

Expanded Release in United States June 28, 1996

Released in United States on Video December 31, 1996

Released in United States September 1995 (Shown at Independent Feature Film Market (IFFM) in New York City September 17-24, 1995.)

Released in United States 1996 (Shown at New Directors/New Films (Opening Night) in New York City March 22 - April 7, 1996.)

Released in United States January 1996 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (in competition) in Park City, Utah January 18-28, 1996.)

Released in United States 1996 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival May 16 - June 9, 1996.)

Released in United States June 1996 (Shown at Prague International Film Festival (American Independents) June 21-29, 1996.)

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize in the dramatic category at the 1996 Sundance Film Festival.