We laughed ourselves silly.....

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......watching Best in Show tonight. We've decided to try to make Sunday night a family movie and popcorn night, and Zteen and I picked this one to start with.

This is a Christopher Guest movie--like This is Spinal Tap, Waiting for Guffman, and A Mighty Wind. Zteen and I had watched A Mighty Wind about a month ago, so he was excited when this was in the bag from Blockbusters. My husband was not so thrilled.

I'll never be able to watch the Westminster Dog Show the same way again! We just rolled. Fred Willard was genius as the goofy announcer. Parker Posey looked like she was going to go completely NUTS at any moment. Catherine O'Hara had the funniest bit of physical comedy in the whole movie. Great. Just great.

But our very favorite character was "Sheri Ann" played by Jennifer (?) Coolidge. She owns the standard poodle that has ostensibly won the Mayflower Dog Show for the past two years. She is a perfect send up of Anna Nicole Smith--married to a much, much older man.

In her first "interview", she is shown next to this ancient man (who never says a word). And she's going into the whole song and dance about how they are really "in love" even though their ages are so vastly different.

"We have a lot of interests in common. We both like soup. We both like snow peas. We could just not talk or talk forever, and still find things to not talk about."

I thought this was funnier by far than A Mighty Wind, but Zteen disagrees. I even liked it better than This is Spinal Tap.

If you like the mockumentary, Best in Show gets three paws up from our house.

Maybe next week we'll try Guffman.


you may recall that i suggested this one back in december (much to SpecialK's chagrin as she couldn't sit through more than 20 minutes of the movie) because i really like mockumentaries. don't forget to post your thoughts at popcorn critics.

You beat me to it, Micki, about posting it at the review site.

I enjoyed it, too!

Best in Show was the best movie we saw the year it came out! Now it is a family favorite! We think it is hysterical that all the men KNOW Cookie! And everything Fred Willard says is a scream!
Who can forget Loopy?
Oddly I don't get the other movies...But for us...Best in Show is Perfection!

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Or one of my favorites

Stefan: you're packing 7 silk Kimonos? We're going to be in Philadelphia for 2 days

Scott: You're right, maybe I should take one more

Or the whole converasation where Parker Posey and her husband are talking about how they met at Starbucks, not at the same Starbucks but ones that were right across the street from each other.

Ok, I'll stop before I really get going.

I love these movies. Waiting for Guffman has been my favorite. I think I watched it with Smock, but not sure. The end scence with the Remains of the Day lunchbox kills me. "Kids don't like eating at school. If they have a Remains of the Day lunchbox, they are alot happier."



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