Best in Show (2000)

BEST IN SHOW is the latest faux documentary from comic Christopher 
Guest, a slow, dull, ensemble-cast crack at competition dog shows.  
Guest also appears, as do known funny people Eugene Levy, Catherine 
O'Hara, Parker Posey, Michael McKean, and Fred Willard.  Alas, there 
isn't a laugh out-loud between 'em.  Dental accessories at least add 
amusement, with Posey in braces and Levy behind buck teeth.  (Side-
bar:  This reviewer is *still* seeking a poster-sized print of Matt 
Dillon's crazy choppers in THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY.  Seen one?)  
A cameo by NUTTY PROFESSOR second banana Larry Miller also injects a 
little life.  He has a choice moment or two as a hostage negotiator 
describing at the dinner table what happened once with a "jumper."  
(Think pinata.)  I stayed an hour, waiting for something funny to 
happen.  It didn't.  However, based on the number of "awwwwwws" ac-
companying even the *slightest* shot of canine footage, I expect dog 
lovers to laugh *far* louder than this feline favorer did.  (Rated
"PG-13"/90 min.)

Grade: W/O

Copyright 2000 by Michael J. Legeros
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Originally posted to triangle.movies as MOVIE HELL: Three For Three

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