Welcome to the Dollhouse | 1996
Dawn Wiener is the middle child in middle school in the middle of suburban New Jersey. Sometimes hated, often reviled, seldom understood, Dawn tries in vain to put on a happy and friendly face as she struggles through the onset of what looks to be a long puberty. Life is grim. Nevertheless, she does find moments of grace amidst the pain and humiliation, and soon begins to wonder if life might not be better outside New Jersey.