Best in Show
Director: Christopher Guest Run Time: 90 min. Format: Digital Rating: PG13 Release Year: 2000
Starring: Catherine O'Hara, Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy, Fred Willard, Jennifer Coolidge, Parker Posey
A diverse group of colorful characters and their pooches converge in Philadelphia to compete in the Mayflower Kennel Club Dog Show but who is Best in Show?
Christopher Guest’s hilarious mockumentary about five national dog show contestants and their four-legged friends is the first in our Perfect Parodies brunch series. Mostly improvised, Best in Show is full of quotables by the links of Catherine O’Hare, Eugene Levy, and Jennifer Coolidge (“we can talk or not talk for hours”) as the dirty politics of the dog show circuit comically play out. Whether a rich trophy wife, a country fisherman, a yuppie couple, a gay couple, and your average couple, these people are obsessed with the relationships with their best friends…and winning. To quote Fred Willard, “To think in some countries these dogs are eaten.”