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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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Haraldo Alvarez ...
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Dain Victorianio ...
Jose Luis
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April
Curran Connor ...
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Dave Schmerz
Patrick Caroll Jr. ...
Garrett
Molly Gray ...
Ariadne (as Molly Gay)
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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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Rated R for language and some disturbing content | See all certifications »

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21 July 2016 (Denmark)  »

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

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$445,392 (USA) (29 July 2016)
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According to director Todd Solondz, the title character was portrayed by four dachshund show dogs but personally found them to be "dumb". See more »

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Danny: [yanking on the leash] Heel, motherfucker!
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References Au Hasard Balthazar (1966) See more »

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Clair De Lune
Written by Claude Debussy
Performed by The Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony (as CSR Symphony Orchestra)
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Started off so good
6 September 2016 | by (Edinbruhhh) – See all my reviews

This movie is divided into 4 parts, with the only red thread being that the wiener-dog is present in all of them.

About a bunch of pretty odd characters and initially it reminded me a bit of Wes Anderson's work but a bit more darker comedy.

The first part is pretty good with Julie Delpy (amongst others) but the second part is my favourite, with Greta Gerwig and Kieran Culkin I really wish their part was the whole movie they were so good together and I missed them greatly when their part was over. Or maybe continued with the disabled brother played by Connor Long and his girlfriend, those were also really charming.

The third part is a bit of a drag, with Danny Devito as a professor in film-school but it has it's moments even though it doesn't compare at all to the first 2 (especially the second) so the feeling is underwhelming.

The fourth part I didn't like too much either, with Ellen Burstyn and someone who plays her daughter and (douchebag) boyfriend (I don't know their names and I don't think based on their performances here are names worth remembering).

So yeah although initially the feeling was good while watching this the third and fourth act just sort of ruined the party.

If you're a dog-lover and want to watch it for that reason then perhaps this is the wrong movie to pick as the dog is rarely put in the forefront here, especially in the third and fourth act where he just pops up from time to time.


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