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The camera is cast on the competitors in the annual "Worlds Ugliest Dog Contest" which takes place each summer in Petaluma, CA.

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The camera is cast on the competitors in the annual "Worlds Ugliest Dog Contest" which takes place each summer in Petaluma, CA.

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A Pretty Good Lil' Local Doc
10 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just watched this last week & thoroughly enjoyed it. It's quite fascinating. It's about the Ugliest Dog Contest that takes place in Petaluma, CA every summer. I've lived in the same county for almost 16 years & this is the first I've heard of the contest. I may just go this year for the heck of it because of this film, even though I'm not a dog or pet owner(although I've owned a few in the distant past).

The filmmakers interview the various contestants of the contest and you get to know them and their dogs. They follow a few of the owners who are REALLY into it and you find out somewhat of what makes them so obsessed with the contest and winning. Of course, there's some competitiveness between owners. And the dogs are great to watch and although ugly, have their own charm.

Surprised this has rated so low so far with a 2.7. It may have to do with the quality of the film it was shot on which isn't the best. Also, I think the filmmakers could've gone further into finding out what makes the owners so into the competitive side of the contest. I think it deserves far better though. And I like the fact that the title of this film plays off the title of the fantastic film 'Best In Show' which is about a fictional dog show(I'd highly recommend it, if you've not seen it. It's hilarious & has a great cast). This doc is the real deal though!

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