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Best in Show

(DVD - 2001)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Best in Show
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A comic look at dog show participants (and the pooches who love them). MPAA rating: PG-13.
Title: Best in show
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 2001
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 2000
Special features: Cast & crew information; additional actors; commentary with Christopher Guest and Eugene Levy; deleted scenes; theatrical trailer
Summary: A comic look at dog show participants (and the pooches who love them).
MPAA rating: PG-13.
Audience: MPAA rating PG-13
ISBN: 078063344X
Branch Call Number: DVD FICTION
Statement of Responsibility: Warner Bros. Pictures ; Castle Rock Entertainment presents ; directed by Christopher Guest ; written by Christopher Guest & Eugene Levy ; produced by Karen Murphy
Credits: Editing, Rob Leighton ; director of photography, Roberto Schaefer.
Performers: Jennifer Coolidge, Christopher Guest, John Michael Higgins, Michael Hitchcock, Eugene Levy, Jane Lynch, Michael McKean, Catherine O'Hara, Parker Posey, Fred Willard.
System Details: DVD, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1
Other Language: English and French language soundtracks with optional subtitles in English and French; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired
Subject Headings: Dog shows Drama Dog owners Drama DVD-Video discs
Genre/Form: Feature films
Comedy films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Topical Term: Dog shows
Dog owners
DVD-Video discs
Publisher No: 18951
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Feb 06, 2014
  • annemay35 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

this is a mockumentary folks, not a serious film about real dogs in a real dog show. disappointing to see negative comments left below by reviewers who actually thought that it was a documentary (or should i say dogumentary).

any way to remove these comments? as this movie is one of the best improvisational comedies ever made and deserves some respect.


Nov 17, 2013
  • IrishMoon rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Oh, this was so boring. We had hoped it would be about the dogs, when in actuality, it started of with what the producers considered to be a humorous look at dysfunctional humans. We didn't last long before we rolled our eyes and shut it off.

Oct 07, 2013
  • chuckamundo rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

huh, I seriously don't get it and I DON'T mean the movie. I find it AMAZING what people find entertaining.

Jul 20, 2013
  • Janice21383 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

The best movie ever shot in the Lower Mainland. If only that were a higher compliment. I come here puzzled. Why does this movie have, at this date, 1 3/4 stars? Please tell us, why is this a bad movie? Be forewarned, though: if it's because you think the movie doesn't have enough dogs in it, you are lame.

Jul 20, 2013
  • uzebdrumz rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

We venture into the esoteric world of canine conformation or "dog show" & the canine animals are fine, but their handlers are introduced as anything from eccentric to completely neurotic. Guest's films are generally known to be based largely on improvisational acting and comedy, so it's hard to imagine the film crew remaining very sane during the filming because the situations are ridiculous, hilarious, and unique. I have a much greater respect for improv than the regular repetition of lines until repeated "correctly" (worse: film and TV production are notorious for the line: "that was perfect, now do it again"). This is the "Curb Your Enthusiasm" of dog shows. Vancouverites will appreciate & recognize some of the surroundings, if they can pay attention long enough between laughs.

Jun 02, 2013
  • einekatze rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This mockumentary-style movie was charming and funny, with a great cast.

Feb 28, 2013
  • mjayh rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

The material seemed promising, but I found this improv comedy only mildly amusing. Maybe working to develop a funny script would have been a better way to go.

Feb 13, 2013
  • SpencerSpencer rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Very humorous parody of people obsessed with dog competitions. While it may seem a ridiculous premise, the movie is hilarious. A variety of obsessive stereotypes are satirized. I borrowed this film for the third time and my eyes still teared up from laughing so much because of (a) The contestant who kept bumping in to ex-boyfriends (b) The couple that met in Starbucks (c) Busy Bee, WTF happened to that Busy Bee???

Apr 14, 2012
  • MARSHAANNE rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Hilarious parody of dog show people; if you have ever been involved with them you will see the humor immediately. A bit over the top but that's the idea here.

Apr 01, 2012
  • LT rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Scary funny! (That poor innocent Weimeraner.)

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Mar 27, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over


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Mar 27, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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


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Jul 19, 2013
  • uzebdrumz rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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

Mar 27, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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
  • bdls206 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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
  • bdls206 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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