First Trailer for Todd Solondz's Highly Disliked New Film 'Wiener-Dog'

IFC has debuted an official trailer for Todd Solondz's new film Wiener-Dog, which premiered at Sundance earlier this year. Unfortunately the film was hated by pretty much everyone who saw it, including everyone I know with maybe one or two exceptions. Then again, this is kind of filmmaking that Solondz is known for, with deadpan dark humor and melodramatic scenes that don't amount to much. The cast of Wiener-Dog includes Ellen Burstyn, Kieran Culkin, Julie Delpy, Danny DeVito, Greta Gerwig, Tracy Letts, and Zosia Mamet. However, the film's real star is the adorable dachshund dog, who changes the lives of all the various people she meets throughout her life. As charming as that synopsis sounds, don't be fooled by it.

Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Todd Solondz's Wiener-Dog, in high def from Apple:

Wiener-Dog

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. Wiener-Dog is both written and directed by American indie filmmaker Todd Solondz, of the films Welcome to the Dollhouse, Happiness, Storytelling, Palindromes, Life During Wartime, and Dark Horse previously. This film first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January. IFC Films will release Todd Solondz's Wiener-Dog in select theaters starting June 24th this summer. Is anyone going to see this?