A victim of a brutal attack finds a unique and beautiful therapeutic outlet to help him through his recovery process.


Robert Zemeckis


Robert Zemeckis (screenplay by), Caroline Thompson (screenplay by)
4,088 ( 322)
2 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Carell ... Mark Hogancamp / Cap'n Hogie
Falk Hentschel ... Captain Topf / Louis
Matt O'Leary ... Lieutenant Benz / Carl
Nikolai Witschl ... Rudolph / Rudy
Patrick Roccas ... Stefan / Stevie
Alexander Lowe ... Werner / Vern
Eiza González ... Carlala (as Eiza Gonzalez)
Leslie Zemeckis ... Suzette
Merritt Wever ... Roberta
Gwendoline Christie ... Anna
Stefanie von Pfetten ... Wendy
Janelle Monáe ... GI Julie
Leslie Mann ... Nicol
Neil Jackson ... Kurt / Major Meyer
Samantha Hum ... Therapy Tech

What Steve Carell Loved Most About Being a Doll

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On April 8, 2000, aspiring artist Mark Hogancamp (Steve Carell) became a victim of a violent assault when five men beat him up and left him for dead. Following the attack, Mark was left with little to no memory of his previous life due to brain damage inflicted by his attackers. In a desperate attempt to regain his memories, Hogancamp constructs a miniature World War II village called Marwen in his yard to help in his recovery. Unfortunately, Mark's demons come back to haunt him when he's asked to testify against the five men that attacked him..

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of fantasy violence, some disturbing images, brief suggestive content, thematic material and language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


The seventh Universal's live-action/animated hybrid film, after Casper (1995), The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle (2000), Paul (2011), Hop (2011), Ted (2012) and Ted 2 (2015). See more »


In many close shots on Mark Hogancamp's hands the hands are not those of Steve Carell. See more »


Mark Hogancamp: You just don't get it, do you? Women are to the saviors of the world!
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References Melrose Place (1992) See more »


Written by Jackson Lee Benge, Jarrad Shain
Performed by Hed P.E. (as Hed PE)
Courtesy of Suburban Noize Records, Inc.
Under license from Ford Music Services
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Doesn't Feel Complete
29 December 2018 | by wisneskilifeSee all my reviews

It's probably necessary to watch the documentary about this story before watching Welcome to Marwen. So much is left out and/or incorrect that it makes the plot feel strange. I also feel like the story is told in a way that makes people less sympathetic for Mark. The movie focuses so much on awkward sexual things about Mark's art or life that it kind of paints him out to be a pervert. His obsession with women's shoes and their "essence" also seems incorrect. I'm also not fond of making his addiction into a doll and having that doll be the villain. Overall, Welcome to Marwen isn't a great movie. Steve Carell does a great job, but everything else is really just lackluster. I really had high hopes this could be up for an Academy Award, but I don't think that's going to happen now.

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Release Date:

21 December 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Women of Marwen See more »


Box Office


$39,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,354,205, 23 December 2018

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Sound Mix:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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