Watch the UK trailer for Todd Solondz’s hilarious but poignant portmanteau comedy Wiener–Dog, populated by an obscenely illustrious cast including Greta Gerwig and Julie Delpy.
Released in UK cinemas on Friday 12 August.
Starring Danny DeVito, Greta Gerwig, Julie Delpy and Ellen Burstyn, Wiener-Dog comes from the mind of Todd Solondz (Happiness, Storytelling).
Wiener-Dog tells several stories featuring people who find their life inspired or changed by one particular dachshund, who seems to be spreading a certain kind of comfort and joy. 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 (Greta Gerwig).
Dawn reunites with someone from her past and sets off on a road trip picking up some depressed mariachis along the way. Wiener-Dog then encounters a floundering film professor (Danny DeVito), as well as an embittered elderly woman (Ellen Burstyn) and her needy granddaughter (Zosia Mamet) – all longing for something more.