Finally! I think it says a lot about American culture that the sequel to 'Super Troopers' raised 4.4 million dollars, but a film like this can't even raise one million.
If you look at the directors of Marvel's superhero movies, it's clear that they're not giving anyone their first chance, they're mostly directors who have proven that they can make successful films with little money: Guardians of the Galaxy's James Gunn started out working for Troma, Iron Man's Jon Favreau with films like Swingers and Made, Iron Man 3 was made by Shane Black, who started out with Lethal Weapon and made Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Avengers director Joss Whedon had success on television, just like Captain America: The Winter Soldier's Anthony and Joe Russo and New Zealander and Flight of the Conchords collaborator Taika Waititi will direct a Thor film. So, if you want to see a film by the next big thing in Hollywood, you may want to visit your arthouse cinema.
I also was a bit disappointed in Welcome to the Dollhouse, but not because of the reviews - I absolutely loved Solondz' Happiness, and while I didn't hate Dollhouse it just wasn't nearly as good. But then again, I was born in '94, so my expectations in watching movies are drastically different than anybody who reviewed the film when it came out.
Well, for a lot of people, stuff like "near cringe-worthy script and acting" pretty much prevent any film to be called a masterpiece.