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A STORY ABOUT A YOUNG LONER WHO HAPPENS UPON A GUN ONE & IS DRAWN TO IT, DESPITE HIS FERVENT PACIFIST VIEWS. HE STARTS A SECRET CLUB CALLED 'THE DANDIES' WHOSE MOST IMPORTANT RULE IS 'NEVER DRAW YOUR WEAPON'. THEY SOON FIND THEMSELVES IN A PREDICAMENT WHERE THEY REALIZE RULES ARE MADE TO BE BROKEN.
- Documentary Short: "Letters to Dear Wendy"
- Interview with Thomas Vinterberg and Lars von Trier
- Commentary with Thomas Vinterberg and DP Anthony Dod Mantle
- Additional Commentary Track: "Letters to Dear Wendy"
- 5 Deleted Scenes
- Theatrical Trailer
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I became a fan of Bell's back in 2003 when I first saw "Billy Elliot" and was mesmerized by his spunky, confident personality and oddly ordinary, "working class" look. I followed his career avidly from that point on. Is it his best work? No, but it's a part of his body of work that show his progression from a child into an adult actor.
If you like Jamie Bell's work you may want to get this one. It's very inexpensive so give it a shot. Otherwise you may not be so interested in it as the story is odd, his character quirky and the ending is not of your typical Hollywood "feel good" sort.
For me, an american. It is important to identify with guns. Fully and completely comes to term with insanity our country has taken it. Dear Wendy does put that into a decent and most accurate light.
If you dont want the truth, keep the mirror turned over and walk away.
Lars Von Trier and Thomas Vinterberg are two of the developers of Dogme 95 - a school of filmmaking that eschews artifice in favor of naturalism. Vinterberg directed the first film in this genre, the acclaimed "The Celebration," although his work since then has been largely criticized. Von Trier loves writing films that are critical of American violence and culture, such as "Dogville" and its sequel "Manderlay." His writing with "Dear Wendy" is typically pretentious and likely to turn off some viewers and perhaps make some angry. We Americans prefer our cultural criticism to be homebred and bristle when it comes from pasty-skinned Scandinavian socialists.
I don't usually enjoy pretentious indie films, but "Dear Wendy" and indeed much of Von Trier's work appeals to me because of its sheer audaciousness. I am, for example, a big fan of "Dogville" and "Dancer in the Dark." However, "Dear Wendy" could have benefitted from being even more grandiose and over-the-top; instead, it ends up being a bit tepid for this genre. Nevertheless, I did enjoy it on some level, and Jamie Bell is very good here, in yet another very offbeat role for the Brit.