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Best in Show (2000)

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Format: DVD
Sku: 40152446
UPC: 085391895121
UPC 14: 00085391895121
Rating: Game Rating Code
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Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Fred Willard) and Best Supporting Actress (Catherine O'Hara) winner at the American Comedy Awards.
A blue ribbon look at dog show participants and the pooches who love them.

"...wickedly funny...  Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"...offers a lot of laughs...  Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide
"If you want to laugh--I mean really want to laugh...make a bee-line for Best In Show!  James Berardinelli's ReelViews
"Two thumbs up!  Ebert & Roeper And The Movies
"The year's funniest movie.  Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"...crammed with deliciously funny little bits.  Stephen Holden, The New York Times

Editor's 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.


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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Warner
Video Release Date Release Date: 12/7/2010
Video Play Time Running Time: 90 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2000
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 18951
Video UPC UPC: 00085391895121
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio 1.85:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Catherine O'Hara
Video Cast Info Christopher Guest
Video Cast Info Ed Begley, Jr.
Video Cast Info Fred Willard
Video Cast Info Jennifer Coolidge
Video Cast Info Michael McKean
Video Cast Info Parker Posey
Video Cast Info Christopher Guest - Director
Video Cast Info Roberto Schaefer - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Jeffrey C.J. Vanston - Musical Score
Video Cast Info Karen Murphy - Producer
Video Cast Info Eugene Levy - Writer
Video Cast Info Christopher Guest - Writer


Independent Spirit (2001)
   Video Award Name Christopher Guest, Nominee, Best Director

Professional 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

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Guest,Christopher
Product attributeLabel:   Warner Home Video
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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