Wiener-DogAbout the Film
The newest dark comedy from the provocative filmmaker of Welcome to the Dollhouse follows an adorable dachshund as she passes through the hands of various troubled owners. As the titular canine looks on, her human companions’ foibles play out in vignettes colored by Todd Solondz’s inimitable deadpan humor and biting social observation. Wiener-Dog starts as the pet of a sensitive boy with cruel, self-absorbed parents (Julie Delpy, Tracy Letts) before a lonely veterinary nurse (Greta Gerwig) takes her in. After a surprising intermission, the pooch encounters a has-been film professor (Danny DeVito), before ending up with a crabby grandmother (Ellen Bursytn).