The tension is unmistakable, the excitement is mounting and the heady scent of competition is in the air at the prestigious Mayflower Dog Show. Director Christopher Guest takes a hilarious look at dog show participants (and the pooches who love them). Meet the contestants - a fly-fishing bloodhound owner (Guest), Shih-Tzu-doting partners, squabbling yuppie lawyers, a bimbo trophy wife and her poodle handler and a married couple who dream up little ditties about terriers - all fighting for the ‘Best in Show’ prize.
Great characters, funny, though runs out of steam.
- Best in Show review by CP Customer
Christopher Guest films can be a bit hit and miss and while this isn't as good as 'Spinal Tap' or 'A Mighty Wind' it's a pretty good film, cleverly made with some very funny moments, and jam packed with great characters. The only problem with the film is that two thirds of the way through it kind of runs out of steam.