Best in Show

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Best in Show ★★★ 2000 (PG-13)

Director Christopher Guest follows the successful “Waiting for Guffman” with another fauxdocumentary mixing improvisation and unique characters. This time, the subject is the snooty world of show dogs and the freaky, neurotic poochowners hoping to claim its greatest prize: Best in Show at the Mayflower Kennel Club Dog Show. The quirky doglovers include Meg (Posey) and Hamilton (Hitchcock), whose kinky sex life is giving their Weimaraner angst; doting gay ShihTzu owners Scott (Higgins) and Stefan (McKean); and seemingly tame suburbanites Gerry (Levy) and Cookie (O'Hara). Fred Willard steals the spotlight as Buck Laughlin, a sports announcer who has no knowledge of the event he's broadcasting. Worth a rental just for the bizarre oneliners fired off by the clueless commentator on such subjects as the dogs' anatomy and edibility. 89m/C VHS, DVD . Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Parker Posey, Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Fred Willard, Michael Hitchcock, John Michael Higgins, Jennifer Coolidge, Trevor Beckwith, Bob Balaban, Ed Begley Jr., Patrick Cranshaw, Don Lake, Larry Miller; D: Christopher Guest; W: Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy; C: Roberto Schaefer; M: C.J. Vanston.