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Dogme '95 cofounders Thomas Vinterberg (CELEBRATION) and Lars Von Trier (DANCER IN THE DARK, DOGVILLE) team up in DEAR WENDY, an unusual but entertaining drama set in an unnamed American small town. Jamie Bell, the award-winning actor who played the title role in BILLY ELLIOT, stars as Dick, a teenager loner whose father (Trevor Cooper) is disappointed that the boy has chosen not to work with him in the mines. Shortly following his father's death, Dick develops a fetish for a gun he bought in a toystore, and he soon forms a special club with fellow outcasts Freddie (Michael Angarano), Huey (Chris Owen), Susan (Alison Pill), and Stevie (Mark Webber). The teens meet regularly in an abandoned section of the mine, where they refer to their guns as their "partners," experiment with unique shooting styles, and live by their own code of bizarre rules--which include never firing aboveground at people. But when Sheriff Krugsby (Bill Pullman) asks Dick to help take care of troubled teen Sebastian (Danso Gordon), t...
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CastBill Pullman, Jamie Bell, Michael Angarano, Chris Owen, Alison Pill, Novella Nelson, Mark Webber, Danso Gordon
DirectorThomas Vinterberg
Genre:  Drama
Release Date:  September 23, 2005
MPAA Rating:  Unrated
Screen WriterLars von Trier
DVD Release Date:  August 04, 2009
Runtime:  1hr 41min
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review by . May 23, 2006
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Pros: Nothing comes to mind      Cons: If it has no pros . . . everything is a con.      The Bottom Line: Don't waste your time.      Plot Details: This opinion reveals everything about the movie''s plot.      I don’t get it.      Dear Wendy is an epistolary movie—there is a pun here—where the letter is written to a pistol the owner named Wendy. Jamie Bell plays Wendy’s …
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