over 4 years
Delirious look at the zany side of dog shows; amusing
over 4 years
A very peculiar version of humor that works in every sense of the word. An absolute gem.
First movie ever in my queue! Great comedy! Fun humour and actors. With cute pups too.
over 5 years
Works with a particular kind of humor that I am just a sucker for. For me, it's hilarious.
An amusing insight to the bizarre world of dog shows...and it's still pretty funny
The quotable moments in this movie are staggeringly funny. It never gets old.
Best in Show is a 2000 independent film that follows five entrants in a prestigious dog show. The film focuses on the slightly surreal interactions among the various owners and handlers as they travel to the show and compete. Much of the dialogue was improvised.
Christopher Guest directed; he also co-wrote the script with Eugene Levy. Many in the cast and crew were also involved in the films This Is Spinal Tap, Waiting for Guffman, A Mighty Wind, and For Your Consideration.
Best in Show is presented as a documentary of five dogs and their owners destined to show in the Mayflower Kennel Club Dog Show, held in Philadelphia. The documentary jumps between the owners as they prepare to leave for the show, arriving at the hotel, and preparing backstage before their dog takes the show. The owners and their dogs include:
The owners and their dogs all arrive in time for the show, which is hosted by dog expert Trevor Beckwith (Jim Piddock), and oblivious "color" commentator Buck Laughlin (Fred...