#93. Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995)


Suburban Pictures

– Director: Todd Solondz

– Stacker score: 85.8

– Metascore: 83

– IMDb user rating: 7.4

– Runtime: 88 minutes

The Independent film “Welcome to the Dollhouse” doesn’t shy away from the awkwardness of adolescence, choosing instead to shine a glaring light on it. Heather Matarazzo offers a convincing portrayal of Dawn Wiener, a seventh-grade girl who is the ignored and utterly dejected middle child in her family in a New Jersey suburb. The film marked the film debut of Heather Matarazzo, Eric Mabius, and Brendan Sexton III, and the moment when Matarazzo realized that her attraction to girls had a name.