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Someone made me watch this movie, as it is about a dog show. Who cares, I thought. It turned out to be a movie that I had to buy to watch again and again. I bought the DVD about 2 months ago and I bet I have watched it 15 times. It is comedy of the highest order. A masterpiece.

-Brian Luenser quote

I'm a dog lover and watch the AKC's Best in Show on TV often, so naturally I loved this comedy. But even my wife who doesn't like dogs loved this comedy. It's just so funny. Crazy dog owners, gay people, southerners, ... all are featured with hilarious touches. One of the best movies.

-BJ quote

Funniest show in the universe.

by Brian Luenser on 2/9/2002

Someone made me watch this movie, as it is about a dog show. Who cares, I thought. It turned out to be a movie that I had to buy to watch again and again. I bought the DVD about 2 months ago and I bet I have watched it 15 times. It is comedy of the highest order. A masterpiece. Read More

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Terrific for dog lovers or not

by BJ on 11/28/2002

I'm a dog lover and watch the AKC's Best in Show on TV often, so naturally I loved this comedy. But even my wife who doesn't like dogs loved this comedy. It's just so funny. Crazy dog owners, gay people, southerners, ... all are featured with hilarious touches. One of the best movies. Read More

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Product Overview

A blue ribbon look at dog show participants and the pooches who love them.

Specifications

Studio Warner
SKU 40152446
UPC 085391895121
UPC 14 00085391895121
Format DVD
Release Date 12/7/2010
Rating Rating
Keywords
Animals
Competitions
Essential Cinema
Live-Action
Satire
Spoof
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Christopher Guest brings his unique brand of lunacy to the screen with another mockumentary in the tradition of WAITING FOR GUFFMAN. This one, BEST IN SHOW, is about purebred dog owners feverishly competing for their pets to be named Best in Show at the Mayflower Kennel Club Dog Show. Using many of the same actors who starred in WAITING FOR GUFFMAN--a spoof on the society surrounding the stage--Guest peoples BEST IN SHOW with hilarious, frighteningly real characters played by Catherine O' Hara, Eugene Levy, Fred Willard, and indie stalwart Parker Posey, among others. As the cutthroat competition heats up, the film becomes delightfully absurd. The contestants are hilarious. They include Gerry Fleck, a tacky suburbanite, and his overly popular wife, Cookie; Hamilton and Meg Swan, who are unbalanced, yuppie lawyers with terrible teeth; and Scott Donlan and Stefan Vanderhoof, flamboyant longtime companions who fiercely cheer on their canines while keeping their hearts set on the championship title. A reminder that people often bear an uncanny resemblance to their dogs, BEST IN SHOW takes a funny look at an even funnier business.
Reviews
New York Times "...Reunites many of the same brilliant comic actors [from] WAITING FOR GUFFMAN....This comic jigsaw puzzle is crammed with deliriously funny little bits..." 09/27/2000 pp.1-9
USA Today "...The movie ends up belonging to Fred Willard's grrrreat comic turn as a woefully miscast sportscaster who applies overblown World Series/Super Bowl metaphors to participants on leashes..." 09/27/2000 p.1D
Entertainment Weekly "...[When] Fred Willard shows up...[the film] bristles to vulgar, antic life....[Willard delivers] slingshot zest..." 10/06/2000 p.58
Sight and Sound "...A rare treat....A beautifully turned-out film of real pedigree..." 03/01/2001 p.39-40
Total Film "...Unique....It's a joy to see a truly hilarious comedy that balances its laugh-ats with its laugh-withs..." -- 5 out of 5 stars 04/01/2001 p.90
Rolling Stone "...Waggish fun like this is too good to miss..." 10/26/2000 p.122
Los Angeles Times "...BEST IN SHOW has both bark and bite....Its low-key but sharp and amusing sense of humor is a nice fit with the frenetic world of competitive dog shows..." 09/27/2000 p.C1
Directors
Christopher Guest
Actors
Catherine O'Hara
Eugene Levy
Parker Posey
Cast & Crew
Catherine O'Hara - Actor
Christopher Guest - Actor
Ed Begley, Jr. - Actor
Fred Willard - Actor
Jennifer Coolidge - Actor
Michael McKean - Actor
Parker Posey - Actor
Christopher Guest - Director
Roberto Schaefer - Director of Photography
Jeffrey C.J. Vanston - Musical Score
Karen Murphy - Producer
Eugene Levy - Writer
Christopher Guest - Writer
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2000
Catalog ID 18951
UPC 00085391895121
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 90 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English
Aspect Ratio
1.85:1
Awards
Independent Spirit (2001) Christopher Guest, Nominee, Best Director
Features
DVD
Product Attributes
Actor Guest,Christopher
Label Warner Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times ...wickedly funny...
Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide ...offers a lot of laughs...
James Berardinelli's ReelViews If you want to laugh--I mean really want to laugh...make a bee-line for Best In Show!
Ebert & Roeper And The Movies Two thumbs up!
Lou Lumenick, New York Post The year's funniest movie.
Stephen Holden, The New York Times ...crammed with deliciously funny little bits.

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