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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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Todd Solondz

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Todd Solondz
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Keaton Nigel Cooke ... Remi
Tracy Letts ... Danny
Julie Delpy ... Dina
Greta Gerwig ... Dawn Wiener
Kieran Culkin ... Brandon
Rigoberto Garcia ... Jose
Haraldo Alvarez Haraldo Alvarez ... Luis
Dain Victorianio Dain Victorianio ... Jose Luis
Connor Long ... Tommy
Bridget Brown Bridget Brown ... April
Curran Connor Curran Connor ... Video Game (voice)
Charlie Tahan ... Warren
Danny DeVito ... Dave Schmerz
Patrick Carroll Jr. Patrick Carroll Jr. ... Garrett (as Patrick Caroll Jr.)
Molly Gay Molly Gay ... Ariadne
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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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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language and some disturbing content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 July 2016 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Jamnik See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,311, 26 June 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$445,392, 29 July 2016
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Heather Matarazzo turned down a possibility the reprise her role of Dawn Wiener from Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995). She was replaced by Greta Gerwig. See more »

Quotes

Danny: [yanking on the leash] Heel, motherfucker!
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References Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

The Ballad of Wiener-Dog
Vocal Performed by Eric Morris (as Eric William Morris)
Backing Vocals by Neal Coomer, Dennis Collins, and Kevin Osborne
Guitars and Banjo by Larry Saltzman
Fiddle by Gabe Witcher
Drums by Scott M. Riesett
Recorded and Mixed by Scott M. Riesett
Additional Recording by Mike Piersante
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Enjoyable, worthwhile.....and yes, FUNNY
16 September 2016 | by matthank-1See all my reviews

There is a scene in (Danny DeVito) Dave Schmerz's office which shows a movie poster for Dave Schmerz's "Apricots". The poster is clearly based on Woody Allen's "Bananas".

There were lots of little things like this in this movie, just thrown in there but not brought explicitly to your attention.

One of the reasons I appreciate Solondz.

I found this movie very enjoyable and satisfying. It is, though rather subtle about it, a comedy... though many plainly fail to see that. Frankly, I expected something more dry and dark. I ended up feeling really glad I had gone.

Many small things to notice and appreciate, and some very good acting all around. Some genuinely poignant moments sprinkled throughout. There were also a few little digs at recent films... twice a shot of the boy reclining which recalled "Boyhood", and the 'Intermission' plainly mocks "The Hateful Eight"

You probably have to 'get' Solondz, and know what to expect. DO NOT go in expecting a wacky pic about a kooky pup. But if you do get his stuff, I say this is his best since "Happiness"


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