Todd Solondz wrote and directed the dark comedy Welcome to the Dollhouse, which was released in 1995. It was an independent film that received the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival in 1996, and it established the careers of Solondz and Heather Matarazzo. Dawn, an outcast middle schooler, goes to great efforts to get the respect of her nasty classmates and her uninterested family in the novel.
Where Can I Watch Welcome to The Dollhouse Plot?
Dawn Wiener, twelve, is a quiet and unpopular seventh-grader from a middle-class New Jersey suburb. Mark, her older brother, is a nerdy high school student who plays clarinet in a garage band and avoids ladies in order to focus on his studies for college. Missy, her younger sister, is spoilt and manipulative; she bothers Dawn and wears a tutu while dancing around the home. Marj, Missy’s mother, is a shrewd woman who adores her daughter and always sides with her when she has a disagreement with Dawn. Harv, her father, is a soft-spoken man who prefers Marj to Dawn.
Ralphy, a feminine sixth-grade boy with whom she shares a run-down clubhouse in her backyard, is her lone buddy. Dawn is teased at school and has graffiti on her locker. Marj scolds her at home for referring to Missy as a “lesbo” and refuses to apologize. After one of her bullies, Brandon McCarthy attempted to replicate her answers on an exam, her instructor unfairly keeps her after school.
Later, when Brandon and his pals abuse her during an assembly, Dawn gets into trouble again after accidentally smacking another teacher in the eye with a spitball in self-defense.
Where Can I Watch Welcome to The Dollhouse Cast?
- Dawn Wiener (Heather Matarazzo)
- As Mark Wiener, Matthew Faber
- Missy Wiener (Daria Kalinina).
- Marj Wiener (Angela Pietropinto)
- Harv Wiener (Bill Buell)
- Brandon McCarthy (Brendan Sexton III)
- As Steve, Eric Mabius
- Ralphy’s Ralphie is played by Dimitri DeFrancesco.
- Lolita is portrayed by Victoria Davis.
- A cookie is portrayed by Christina Brucato. Cynthia Armories Rainey is played by Christina Vidal.
Chrissy (Siri Howard)
- Jed is portrayed by Telly Pontidis.
- Lance, played by Herbie Duarte.
- Neko is portrayed by Jared Solano, and Troy is portrayed by Scott Coogan.
- Colleen As a News Reporter, Kelley Whitcombe
- Kenny is played by Josiah TragerAs Barry, Ken Leung
What is Dollhouse about?
The story portrays an organization that uses Dolls, mind-wiped individuals with phony memories and skills, for various missions and jobs. When they’re not ‘at work,’ they live in a real-life Dollhouse, hence the title of the show. Someone on the outside is trying to bring the Dollhouse down while getting closer to Echo, possibly unaware that she is one of the Dolls he is targeting.
Dollhouse is available on which streaming platforms?
The following is a complete list of streaming services in Australia that will show Dollhouse. This table will be updated if Dollhouse becomes available through other sources in the future.
Foxtel Now on Netflix on Stan on Telstra TV Box Office on Amazon Prime on Apple TV Plus on Binge on Disney Plus No Foxtel Now on Netflix No Stan No Telstra TV Box Office No
What Parents Need to Know
Parents should be aware that this is a dark comedy about a tween’s estrangement from her peers and family, as well as her fury. There are numerous references to teen and tween sexual activity, as well as kidnapping and rape threats. Most younger teenagers would find the plot too strange to keep their attention regardless. Adults will appreciate this dismal film about youth.