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Dear Wendy (2004)

Unrated | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 4 February 2005 (Denmark)
A young boy in a nameless, timeless American town establishes a gang of youthful misfits united in their love of guns and their code of honor.

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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. Written by Distributionsselskabet

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DKK 50,000,000 (estimated)

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£27,907 (UK) (5 August 2005)

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$23,106 (USA) (3 March 2006)
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Both director Thomas Vinterberg and screenwriter Lars von Trier state that there is no hidden meaning or message against weapons in the film, and that the story is not meant as a political allegory against guns or America. See more »

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[Huey has just shot Marshall Walker in the head]
Huey: Officer d-d-down, I'm afraid!
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References Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (2004) See more »

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The Way I Feel Inside
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4 June 2005 | by (humby) – See all my reviews

This flick, with its subtle views on America's obsession with weapons, is likely not going to be a crowd pleaser. One of the main reasons for this is the films use of highly symbolic mise-en-scene takes several viewings to fully appreciate. Another reason for the let down is that some might be inclined to want more action for a movie that centralizes on guns.

However, this movie is brilliant. The shot composition, the editing, the acting-this movie is very well pieced together. Also, as for the meaning of the movie, it goes in a direction that is a really provocative and fresh. I would highly recommend that you give this movie a chance, and keep an open mind. I have never been a fan of the director of this film or the writer, but I was deeply pleased by this film.


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