There’s something darkly humorous about Wiener-Dog, writer-director Todd Solondz’s latest feature film. Telling four stories loosely connected by the titular dog, the film follows the dog as he’s adopted – and abandoned – by different owners, each with their own shortcomings. Wiener-Dog isn’t afraid to throw completely new characters, settings or situations at the dog, or at the audience. This includes a brief intermission in the middle, complete with “The Ballad of the Wiener-Dog” by Tony winner Marc Shaiman. But the dog is a bit of a distraction to potential audiences; Solondz has some darker material he wants to pursue in the four stories, at least one of which will likely trigger some shock for viewers. This isn’t a kid-friendly movie with a dog, by any means. But it’s filled with moments that should make mature audiences pause and think.