4 user 2 critic

Wisdom Teeth (2010)

Help from a friend to pull the wisdom teeth does not end as expected.


Don Hertzfeldt


Don Hertzfeldt
2 nominations. See more awards »




Cast overview:
Don Hertzfeldt ... Stanilus (voice)
Roxanna Hibdon Roxanna Hibdon ... Woman (voice)


After an important wisdom teeth operation, poor Nigel with his puffy face and the stitches still hanging out of his mouth bumps into an old friend. Inevitably, Nigel's friend intrigued by the fine sutures asks if he can pull them out, however, what starts as a harmless and small request, will eventually drag the two friends into a downward spiral of unforeseen consequences. Written by Nick Riganas

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

tooth | friend | absurd | road | suture | See All (12) »


Did You Know?


The language spoken in the short is not, in fact, a real language. It was created by Don Hertfeldt for the film. See more »

User Reviews

Probably not for everyone, but a treat for Hertzfeldt fans.
27 January 2012 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

The story, like Don Hertzfeldt's other shorts, has an amazingly simple story--and, of course, it's chock full of blood and violence. It begins with a guy complaining about his wisdom teeth making his face puffy. He then asks his friend to help him pull out his stitches--and BAD things happen!! It takes a while, but VERY bad things happen. Trust me on this.

If you've seen "Rejected" or some of Hertzfeldt's other mondo-bizarro films, then "Wisdom Teeth" will come as no surprise. It's sick, twisted, strange and darkly funny. His fans with love it...others will probably just be shocked! After all, his animations look as if they were done by a 7th grader and yet have a VERY sick sensibility that will hit unsuspecting viewers like a 2x4 upside your head.

I really liked this short but after seeing "Rejected" (probably the ultimate sick Hertzfeldt film), it's hard to top and "Wisdom Teeth" doesn't quite do it. Still, it has what I wanted to see and I hope to see more.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.






Release Date:

January 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fronimites See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Bitter Films See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed