Posts tagged ‘Life During Wartime’

July 2, 2011

Welcome To The Dollhouse: Looking Back At The Films Of Todd Solondz

by Accidental Bear

“Dawn, Are you a lesbian?”

A screening of Welcome to the Dollhouse at the Book Club last week prompted Yasmeen Khan at thequietus.com to reflect on Todd Solondz‘s unique and compelling body of work.

“Fuck family. Fuck motherhood. Fuck the kids. I just don’t care any more,” says Alison Janney’s Trish, holding a post-coital cigarette two-thirds of the way through Todd Solondz’s 2009 film Life During Wartime. As soon as she has her clothes back on, though, she retracts the statement. “Love really can change a person,” she tells her new boyfriend. It’s a typical Solondz moment. You have to keep up.

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