Best in Show
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Eugene Levy, Michael McKean, Parker Posey, Catherine O'Hara,
||Not too young.
||If she's a dog
||I almost laughed
my butt off!
||The entire dog
||Too many to quote.
If you are a dog owner, a dog lover, or just really like dogs, I
implore you to see "Best in Show." You will probably find
it one of the funniest movies of all time. If you are a cat lover,
got bit by a dog as a small child, are deathly afraid of them, or
donít really like dogs, I can still recommend "Best in
Show" as a funny movie, but you just might not get it.
Best in Show
A Movie Review
"Best in Show" is kinda a mockumentary about, well, a
dog show, and some of the contestants vying for the prize. We get
introduced to a Florida couple bringing their terrier. She used to
sleep with everyone and he has two left feet, literally, but they
love each other and their dog. We also meet a fishing shop owner who
really wants to be a ventriloquist and owns a cool bloodhound. Thereís
also the neurotic weimaraner owners whose dog is traumatized by
seeing his owners do it, well, doggy style, and gay couple with
their Shih Tzu, and the Nicole Smith-like with the standard poodle.
We get their initial stories, their trips to the City of Brotherly
Love, Philadelphia (where our Florida folks are looking forward to
see where they make cream cheese), and of course, the dog show.
And it is at the dog show where I nearly bust a gut as
sports-style commentator Buck (Fred Willard) trades every sexual
innuendo and lewd comment he can with Trevor (Jim Piddock), the dog
expert who canít be shaken, no matter what Buck says.
"Best in Show" mixes subtle humor (four clocks on the
hotel wall showing what time it is in various cities, except all of
those cities are on the east coast so they all read the same time)
with all-out bust-a-gut humor (Eugene Levy as Gerry Fleck, with two
left feet, and nearly every comment by Buck). But a lot of the jokes
are about dogs, so unless you are fond of dogs, you may chuckle but
you wonít laugh. I laughed my ass off.
Iíll give you two ratings for "Best in Show." For dog
lovers itís 5 stars out of 5. Just outright hilarious. For cat
lovers itís 3 stars out of 5. Youíll just think weíre nuts.
Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!