Best in Show

Best in Show

DVD - 2001
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A comic "mockumentary" on dog show participants (and the pooches who love them).
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 2001
Edition: Widescreen ed
ISBN: 9780780633445
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Jan 29, 2019

VERY GOOD 2000 Christopher Guest comic mockumentary of upscale 'dog shows'. Interesting film style aided by lots of fine performers - the dogs were good, too.

Apr 29, 2018

Smart & hilarious. One of the best Christopher Guest

Apr 28, 2018

a great send-up
charicatures and stereotypes abound
gorgeous dogs - loony people
let the laughter roll
it helps to be with other people who are laughing....

Mar 07, 2018

This show is the definition of character based comedy. That also means the humour is a bit more subtle. If you are looking for wacky and zany, look away. If you enjoy watching odd balls interact, this may be for you. As for complaints about the script, it should be noted that all Christopher Guest movies DO NOT HAVE SCRIPTS. They are 100% improvised and the actors are given (I think it's) a 10 page outline of the movie with some basic character history. In stark contrast to some posters here, I often don't know how people can't find this movie funny. Diff'rnt strokes I guess....

Jun 14, 2017

This is a 2000 American mockumentary comedy directed by Christopher Guest.
The film follows five entrants in a prestigious dog show and focuses on the slightly surreal interactions among the various owners and handlers as they travel to the show and then compete during the show.
If you're a dog lover, you might be able to enjoy seeing this flick, but the performances of the actors seem less competant than those of the dogs.
If the director made it as a documentary, it would be much better.

An okay mockumentary but not nearly as good as, say, Spinal Tap. It has its moments but there's a lot of dreck to go through to find the gems.

Jan 08, 2017

I highly recommend the mockumentary Best in Show for crazy dog people (it's okay, I am one) and fans of Christopher Guest's style of comedy; he is a master of the awkward moment. The movie is rated PG-13 for language and sex-related material.

britprincess1ajax May 09, 2016

I guess I'm not a Christopher Guest fan. It felt like a generic mockumentary, throwing together kooky characters and letting that be the story. Sometimes that works, but I found the characters in BEST IN SHOW to be caricaturish to the point of inane. I expected something more along the lines of the 1999 mockumentary DROP DEAD GORGEOUS, which focused on the ridiculousness of a beauty pageant competition and the chaos behind the scenes. A dog show is not far from a beauty pageant, but BEST IN SHOW is no DROP DEAD GORGEOUS. While BEST IN SHOW is goofy periodically, it's mostly boring. I was disappointed. (The dogs are adorable, though.) If you like Christopher Guest (A MIGHTY WIND, THIS IS SPINAL TAP, WAITING FOR GUFFMAN), then it'll be right up your alley. If not, then it's best to pass over this one.

May 26, 2015

Parker Posey and Jennifer Coolidge's characters are excellent. The rest of the cast does well too. GOD LOVES A TERRIER!

May 11, 2015

It's been so long since I watched this movie but the characters in this movie were really well thought out.

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Buck Laughlin:
"Am I nuts? Something's wrong with his feet."

Trevor Beckwith:
"I never thought I'd find myself saying this, but you're right."

Buck Laughlin:
"He's got two left feet."

britprincess1ajax May 09, 2016

"Leslie and I have an amazing relationship and it's very physical; he still pushes all my buttons. People say, 'Oh, but he's so much older than you,' and, you know what, I'm the one having to push him away. We have so much in common. We both love soup and snow peas; we love the outdoors . . . and talking and not talking. We could not talk or talk forever, and still find things to not talk about."

Jul 19, 2013

Scott Donlan: She looks like a cocktail waitress on an oil rig.

Mar 27, 2011

Buck Laughlin: Tell me, do you know the difference between a rectal thermometer and a tongue depressor?
Nurse: Uh, no.
Buck Laughlin: Remind me never to come to you for a physical!

Mar 27, 2011

Meg Swan: We met at Starbucks. Not at the same Starbucks but we saw each other at different Starbucks across the street from each other.


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Mar 27, 2011

A colorful array of characters compete at a national dog show.


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