......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.