Three hour long film and I was riveted every second. It plays out as a horrifying fairy tale - the grimmest Grimm. A stranger, a woman, comes to Dogville. A small town, done as an elaborate stage set - absolutely brilliant design. Who is she, why has she come, will the residents accept her and let her stay, and how will she fare? Done in 9 parts with a voice-over. Nicole Kidman is breathtaking as Grace. I can see why people didn't like it--the movie cuts away any semblance of comfort zone, and it's long. I think it was worth every minute.