From director Todd Solondz, WIENER-DOG is a dark, starkly funny story of a single dog and the many different people she touches over her short lifetime. Man’s best friend starts out teaching a young boy some contorted life lessons before being taken in by a compassionate vet tech named Dawn Wiener. Dawn reunites with someone from her past and sets off on a road trip. After leaving Dawn, Wiener-Dog encounters a floundering film professor, as well as an embittered elderly woman and her needy granddaughter—all longing for something more. Solondz’s perversely dark comedy offers an appallingly honest look at the American experience, brought to life by its all-star cast.
Keaton Nigel Cooke, Tracy Letts, Julie Delpy, Greta Gerwig, Kieran Culkin, Connor Long, Bridget Brown, Danny DeVito, Sharon Washington, Ellen Burstyn, Marcella Lowery, Zosia Mamet, Michael James Shaw, Melo Ludwig, Jack Huston, Rigoberto Garcia, Harold Alvarez, Dain Victoriano, Charlie Tahan, Patrick Carroll Jr., Molly Gay, Tyler Maynard, Devin Druid, Andrew Pang, Peter Jacobson, Samrat Chakrabarti, Anna Baryshnikov, Ari Graynor, Kett Turton, Clara Mamet, Katherine Reis, Alexis Suarez, Curran Connor