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Best in Show (Dogumentary) (2000)

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Jay Brazeau Jay Brazeau
Dr. Chuck Nelken
Parker Posey Parker Posey
Meg Swan
Michael Hitchcock Michael Hitchcock
Hamilton Swan
Catherine O Catherine O'Hara
Cookie Fleck
Eugene Levy Eugene Levy
Gerry Fleck
Carrie Aizley Carrie Aizley
Fern City Show Spectator
Lewis Arquette Lewis Arquette
Fern City Show Spectator
Dany Canino Dany Canino
Fern City Show Judge


Written by
Christopher Guest Christopher Guest
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Eugene Levy Eugene Levy
(written by)


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An average movie

7 years, 6 months ago at May 31 10:52
I’m not sure where I have seen this flick maybe I saw it in the movie theater at the time but since it received some very solid reviews, I had some rather high expectations. The point is that , this movie, like all Christoher Guest's mockumentaries, enjoy a rather impressive cult following but, somehow, it didn’t really connect with it. I mean, I can see where they wanted to go with their sati... read more

Best in Show

10 months, 2 weeks ago at Jan 29 5:12
Out of all of Christopher Guest’s mockmentary comedies, freewheeling exercises of improvised comedy with some of the best in the business, Best in Show clearly lives up to its title. This particular style of comedy is the one with the greatest degree of difficulty to execute. If you give too much rope to the performers, you can end up with self-indulgent exercises that isolate the audience by vi... read more
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Description: Christopher Guest, the man behind Waiting for Guffman, turns his comic eye on another little world that takes itself a bit too seriously: the world of competitive dog shows. Best in Show follows a clutch of dog owners as they prepare and preen their dogs to win a national competition. They include the yuppie pair (Parker Posey and Michael Hitchcock) who fear they've traumatized their Weimaraner by having sex in front of him; a suburban husband and wife (Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara) with a terrier and a long history of previous lovers on the wife's part; the Southern owner of a bloodhound (Guest himself) with aspirations as ... (more)
Release date: 20 October 2000
UPC: 085391895121
Tags: Comedy (21), Mockumentary (14), Animals (7), 2000 (6), Dogs (6), 2000s (4), Pennsylvania (3), Dog (3), Show (3), Philadelphia Pennsylvania (2), PA (2), Pet Shop (2), Philadelphia (2), Lesbian (2), Hotel (2), Competition (2), New York City (2), Illinois (2), Congress Of The Cow (2), Animal (2)
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