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Best in Show (2000)

 -  Comedy  -  1 March 2001 (Germany)
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A colorful array of characters competes at a national dog show.

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Dr. Chuck Nelken
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Cookie Fleck
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Gerry Fleck
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Fern City Show Spectator
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New York Butcher
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The owners (and handlers) of five show dogs head for the Mayflower Kennel Club Dog Show. A film crew interviews them as they prepare for the trip, arrive at Philly's Taft Hotel, and compete. From Florida come the Flecks: she keeps running into old lovers. A wordless ancient in a wheelchair and his buxom trophy wife who may have a thing for the dog's handler own the two-time defending best in show, a poodle. From the piney woods of N.C. comes a fella who wants to be a ventriloquist. High-strung DINKs feud loudly in front of their Weimaraner. Two outré gay men from Tribeca round out the profiled owners. The dog show brings out the essence of the humans. Who will be best in show? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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dog | dog show | poodle | hotel | ventriloquist | See more »

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Some pets deserve a little more respect than others.

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Rated PG-13 for language and sex-related material | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£131,251 (UK) (9 March 2001)

Gross:

ESP 12,369,502 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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Trivia

Years before work on this film began, Christopher Guest wrote down the words "catalog people" on a piece of paper. That simple idea eventually became Parker Posey and Michael Hitchcock's characters in this film. See more »

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As Harlan and his dog begin to run their circuit at the final 'Best In Show' event, the first dog and handler (who had just completed their run) disappear and reappear in different places. See more »

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Scott Donlan: She looks like a cocktail waitress on an oil rig.
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References Rocky (1976) See more »

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Louisiana Nights
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Intelligent, Hilarious, Restrained, Balanced Humor
27 December 2004 | by (Anchorage, Alaska, USA) – See all my reviews

In the era of the Farrelly Brothers and the Jackass series, to have a movie made and performed by Americans come out that is well paced and full of charm as well as hilarity is well-nigh miraculous. This ensemble has been behind some other efforts, most recently "A Mighty Wind" which was so subtle it seemed to be an actual documentary without the overlay of entertainment, but "Best In Show" hits on all cylinders. It is superbly cast with some of the best of current US actors, Parker Posey, who exudes energy even when she stands still, Eugene Levy as tolerant everyman who is nobody's doormat, even when he appears to be (or maybe, 'indomitable doormat'). The brilliant stylings of Fred Willard, the understated performances of so many others, which is a characteristic not normally associated with Americans or American actors. One of the few humorous movies I can watch again and again.


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