#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – DEAR WENDY is a story about the young loner Dick who lives in the poor mining town of Estherslope. When he happens upon a small handgun one day, he finds himself strangely drawn to it, despite his fervent pacifist views. Together with his newfound partner he soon convinces the other young outcasts in the town to join him in a secret club he calls The Dandies. A club based on the principals of pacifism and guns. Despite their firm belief in the most important Dandy rule of all – never draw your weapons – they soon find themselves in a predicament where they realise that rules are made to be broken.
Plot: In a blue-collar American town, a group of teens bands together to form the Dandies, a gang of gunslingers led by Dick Dandelion. Following a code of strict pacifism at odds with the fact that they all carry guns, the group eventually lets in Sebastian, the grandson of Dick’s childhood nanny, Clarabelle, who fears the other gangs in the area. Dick and company try to protect Clarabelle, but events transpire that push the gang past posturing.
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Literature: a tribute in irony
First of all Dear Wendy is a tribute to Kubrick: We have the gang from A clockwork Orange, the gun named Lyndon (and the ancient guns) from Barry Lyndon. And there are more subtle references: a chart from one of the bullets reads Full Metal Jacket, etc.
Although directed by his friend Vinterberg the story is written by von Trier and bears all the marks of a von Trier-movie, but this time it is deeply drawn up in irony. A typical Von Trier-story always watches like literature: idealist gains strength from his beliefs but is confronted by the real world (in this case an ex-con), his beliefs are shaken and self-imposed rules are broken. And enter the tragedy.
The US-setting fits the teasing we are now familiar with from von Trier but the wider meaning is much more universal and it raises several interesting questions. Can a society be free of gun violence when people have guns readily available (US vs Switzerland)? Is gun culture and adoration a wider problem than guns themselves? Or do people need guns in order to rise against any form of eventual dictatorship? What does pacifism mean?
This is a very refreshing movie from Vinterberg-von Trier. It is an interesting study in irony and gun culture with good camera-work from Anthony Dod Mantle and interesting special effects. Would certainly have made a splash and controversy at Cannes.
Criticism maybe, hardly anti-American.
I liked “Dear Wendy”. It was well photographed, had good cast and the rocking soundtrack provided the light icing on a film that is both sad and happy from the inside.
It is a bit puzzling that this film has been seen as anti-American propaganda. It does criticise the American values – but so do many American films that are hardly described as anti-American. The message is even softened by placing the film in surreal, small mining town that is so detached geographically that you can almost feel the fiction. In some sense it bears resemblance to the village set on Brechtian stage in “Dogville” (compare for example the “stageness” of main street) by Lars von Trier, whose touch can be seen in “Dear Wendy”, too.
It can be also seen as an anti-gun lecture – but that is just one perspective to it and in my opinion also possible to ignore.
The only turnoff is the somewhat annoying narration by the main character, that explains too much and leaves less for the viewer to ponder. I might be also giving one star too much, because the end scene, where the film picks up the pace left such a strong impression on me, and not just because of being so well shot action.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 45 min (105 min), 1 hr 42 min (102 min) (Mar del Plata) (Argentina)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Director Thomas Vinterberg
Writer Lars von Trier
Actors Jamie Bell, Bill Pullman, Michael Angarano, Danso Gordon
Country Denmark, France, Germany, UK
Awards 1 win & 5 nominations.
Production Company Warner Brothers/Seven Arts
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.66 : 1
Camera Sony HKT950, Zeiss Standard Speed Prime Lenses (with Pro35mm Adaptor)
Laboratory Laboratoires Éclair, Paris, France (prints)
Film Length 2,916 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format Video (HDTV)
Cinematographic Process HDCAM (1080p/24)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 2383)