It’s time once again for the Mayflower Kennel Club competition, the Super Bowl of dog shows. Dogs and their owners come from all over the country to compete, and hopefully take home the top honor—to be named Best In Show.
This is the kind of movie that makes you laugh before you know you're laughing, subtle and silly, the characters are beautifully flawed and eccentric and every bit like the idiosyncratic community that populates ever shrinking circles of theater devotees. Guest is a terribly underrated actor director and writer. Oh, and he's a musician I hear and a composer!
For a cultural juggernaut - such an outrageous level of influence on 21st century American comedy (and this one most of all because many characters receive the redemptive arch that cuts away the bite of so much American satire these days) -- Best in Show feels unassuming. Even humble. But no, this has designs on the world. We can talk about how evil those are, but it's hard to deny it doesn't perfectly execute.