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Am I the only one who dislikes "Welcome to the Dollhous

 
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jkazoo
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PostPosted: 05.29.2004 7:34 pm    Post subject: Am I the only one who dislikes "Welcome to the Dollhous Reply with quote

Every single online review I read can't sing the praises enough for Todd Solondz's (I don't care if I spelled that wrong) masterwork of WONDERFUL BLACK COMEDY (emphasis added). Don't get me wrong. This is not a bad movie. I just fail to see ANY comedy at all. If by "black comedy" you mean "mean-spiritedness", we could talk then. This is not a flick told from the loser's perspective, but rather the high school bully who decides to trot out the victims once again. If someone can show me any examples of ACTUAL comedy in this movie, present it.
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PostPosted: 05.31.2004 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haven't seen it, but I did enjoyed Solondz's Storytelling, a film all the more interesting because it's about how the art of telling stories invariably inflicts the characters involved. Any mean-spiritidness that movie had was buoyed by sly, absurdist humor, although I have no idea if Welcome to the Dollhouse is as easy to take.
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PostPosted: 07.22.2004 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I disliked it. I liked HAPPINESS a lot, though.
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