Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Welcome to the Dollhouse


Today I thought I'd do a little tribute post to one of the weirdest, yet most amazing movies of all time: Welcome to the Dollhouse. This movie came out in 1995 when I was 13 years old, and my sister and I absolutely adored it- we probably watched it 100 times on our old VHS player. It's totally strange (it's a black comedy so keep that in mind), but totally wonderful, fabulous, spectacular, you name it. The film's plot centers around the life and times of a young girl named Dawn Weiner, and the movie follows her as she navigates her way through her often tumultuous 7th-grade life, full of crushes, disappointments, and lots of teasing. No one realizes how freakin' awesome this girl is- HELLOOO, if I was there with Dawn we'd so be bff. Love her.

Here's the trailer- and be sure to check out Dawn's outfits. Those tops, those glasses, the hair baubles?! My spring time wardrobe is totally going to be inspired by this little middle-schooler.


Have you ever seen this movie? What did you think? If you haven't seen it yet, I definitely recommend it if you're in the mood for a quirky little film. Enjoy!

45 comments:

  1. Oh, I'd forgotten all about this! I was working in a video shop when this came out and hardly anybody rented it. Fools. Great film!

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  2. I watched this movie after you mentioned it in a previous post and loved it. You have great taste in films!

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  3. I love her head boppin on the car :) Looks like a great movie!

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  4. More film-dedicated posts, please! :D I have this movie but have never gotten around to watching it. Well I did watch a bit of the start, but craving a faster-paced movie at the time so watched something else. Her outfits are adorable!

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  5. Never heard of it before and I don't know if I can get i around here, but I'll see :)!

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  6. ah this movie is gold. i love dawn x

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  7. I haven't watched this movie in ages! I used to love it, too. I think I may have burnt out my VHS tape! Did she have the best dance moves or what? Ha!

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  8. One of my favorite dark HS comedies is Election. Check it out if you haven't seen it.

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  9. that is my favorite movie, i watched it over and over as a kid... i still have my tape collecting dust somwhere...

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  10. i've never heard of this. but it looks interesting!

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  11. I had forgotten about this movie!

    Now I have to go rent & watch! :)

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  12. i am your newest follower via GFC

    please stop by when you have a chance.

    Daisy

    momfindsdeals.blogspot.com

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  13. My second favorite movie of all time!! LOVE IT!

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  14. this used to be my favorite movie! actually it still is.

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  15. haha. that movie looks awesome. ive never seen it before- but i may have to get it. is it sad that i totally laughed at the sawing off the barbies head part? my guy friends use to do that to my barbies ALL the time....
    -kellie

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  16. oh my goodness I love this movies heaps!
    I am so glad you posted this! ahah

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  17. I loved it too! It has been forever since I have seen it.

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  18. I totally just put this movie at the top of my netflix queue! I have never seen it before but it looks like good one. And who doesn't love 90's comedy, right?

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  19. i loved this movie!!! this brought back so many memories.. gonna have to try and see it again!! :-)

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  20. i remember seeing this when it first came out and i was like, scared of it! totally dumb i know. but i was only 10! haha. but now, it looks freakin' funny. i need to go find it and watch it.

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  21. Reminds me a little of Napoleon Dynamite..going to have to add it to the Netflix queue!

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  22. I had a totally bizarre professor for my teacher credentialing program, and he showed us this movie. I can't remember at all what the connection was to what we were learning, but I will never forget Dawn. Good film!

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  23. I love this movie! But there's always a little twinge of pain in it since I was totally like Dawn in elementary and probably most of middle school if I can recall correctly.

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  24. This movie brings back some memories!!!
    Love you mamacita!

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  25. I have to say I've never seen this movie, but it's on my list now! I love weird indie type films. :) My husband rolls his eyes when I pick one out for movie night, but I'm always pleased at my choices.

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  26. yes this is a GREAT movie, a must see if you haven't!!!

    xo,
    cb

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  27. I love, love, love this movie!! It is so funny and sad at the same time! Poor Dawn. Haha. "Welcome to the Dollhouse...."

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  28. LOVE this movie! I would have totally been her BFF as well.

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  29. I freaking love this movie! For years I thought I was the only kid to have discovered it. Cult classic.

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  30. I believe this is one of a few movies I still own on VHS! Yikes!!!!

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  31. Oh my goodness...I watched this movie OVER and OVER again! I think I need to try to Netflix it so that I can refresh my memory:)

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  32. Ohhh, my dad and I LOVE this movie!
    I think it's what made us both fall in love with Heather Matarazzo.

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  33. Warrrren!!

    I'm gonna have to rent this! Thanks for the recommendation :)

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  34. i LOVE this movie... I was 10 when it came out... and loved it!!! Thanks for reminding me... probably going to watch it again soon :)

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  35. love that movie! i used to have a crush on the rapist boy-haha weird. remember that movie we used to rent about the lady who was eating fried chicken and it ended up being a rat, or the lady who microwaved her cat...wasn't it called The Willies?

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  36. The boy says meet me behind the dumpster. I'm gonna rape you & she goes... I loved this movie!!! No one ever knows about this movie..<3 Cant believe you posted about it!!

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  37. i may or may not have just snorted mid belly laugh thinking about the first time i saw this movie...when you're young you don't fully understand the humor of it right away...at first i wondered why my weirdo friend was making me watch this twisted film at her house for a sleepover...but then...i was super in to it. thanks danielle...you just made me add it to the queue.

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  38. I love this movie! I always thought this movie must have influenced Napoleon Dynamite.

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  39. ohh man i love this movie i haven't watched it in forever i need to go buy it and add to my collection great post!

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  40. I saw this movie when I was 12 (14 years ago, holy crap!), and I STILL quote it! In fact, just yesterday I jokingly said, "You think you're hot shit, but you're really just cold diarrhea" like Ralphie says to those punks in the arcade. :) So gross & awesome.

    You're right that it is totally weird, but it's so great. Even though my adolescence wasn't nearly as tortured or painful (or even awkward) as Dawn's, I could relate to her in some weird way. You just totally feel for that girl, right? And the clothes - priceless!

    I love her brother & his stupid band. Hahaha.

    I am putting this movie at the top of my Netflix queue now. It's been way too long since I watched it!

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  41. I remember watching this movie when i moved to the us. I was so confused and was sadden by how people treated her.

    I used to say "Give her a chance she rules!!"

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