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A young boy in a nameless, timeless American town establishes a gang of youthful misfits united in their love of guns and their code of honor.

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DEAR WENDY is a story about the young loner Dick who lives in the poor mining town of Estherslope. When he happens upon a small handgun one day, he finds himself strangely drawn to it, despite his fervent pacifist views. Together with his newfound partner he soon convinces the other young outcasts in the town to join him in a secret club he calls The Dandies. A club based on the principals of pacifism and guns. Despite their firm belief in the most important Dandy rule of all - never draw your weapons - they soon find themselves in a predicament where they realise that rules are made to be broken. Written by Distributionsselskabet

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Budget:

DKK 50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,222 (USA) (23 September 2005)

Gross:

$23,106 (USA) (3 March 2006)
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Both director Thomas Vinterberg and screenwriter Lars von Trier state that there is no hidden meaning or message against weapons in the film, and that the story is not meant as a political allegory against guns or America. See more »

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[Huey has just shot Marshall Walker in the head]
Huey: Officer d-d-down, I'm afraid!
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You will be thinking about this movie long after you leave the theatre...
17 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie in France with a large group of friends, something I highly recommend. We all seemed to have a different take on the film and each of us was able to draw something unique from it. Some loved it; some hated it. One of us focused on the powerful characters, another on the coming-of-age aspect, another on the gun control issues, etc. I saw it as a commentary on the power of fear in light of current world events and about how allowing that fear to control your life can ultimately bring about the very tragedy of which you are most afraid.

Dear Wendy certainly lends itself well to conversations that surpass the standard post-movie fare. I am looking forward to it coming stateside so I can see it again with other friends and see what reactions the film provokes in them ...


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