Directed by Todd Solondz, Wiener Dog is an unsentimental dark comedy about a dog and the four very different, eccentric people she lives with over her life. The trailer contains a wild range of music, including a very short ear-worm, so be prepared to turn on some other music afterward.
Written and produced by Todd Solondz, Weiner Dog is produced by Produced by Megan Ellison and Christine Vachon. It stars Ellen Burstyn, Kieran Culkin, Julie Delpy, Danny DeVito, Greta Gerwig, Tracy Letts, Zosia Mamet, and at least one dog.
Amazon Studios and IFC Films will release Wiener Dog in theaters on June 24, 2016.
Synopsis for Wiener Dog
From director Todd Solondz (WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE, HAPPINESS), 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.