"Best in Show"
Directed by Christopher Guest.
Written by Christopher Guest and Eugune Levy.
Starring Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy and Parker Posey.
Release Year: 2000
Review Date: 10/22/00
This might be the shortest review of the
year. Simply put, this movie is flat-out hilarious. Sure, it helps
that it is based around dog shows and the people that participate in
them with their hounds, poodles, terriers and other types of
canines. But, the script for this movie is great, the performers in
the movie are great, the faux-documentary style that is used is
smart and it pushes the limits for a PG-13 movie, a plus in my book
since it means you can use the word poke and it will be all good!
Keith “Pigs in a Blanket” Karem and his girlfriend, Katie “Brown
Sugar” Gillespie, came along with me today and both agreed that this
is a movie that you have to see right now. Don't mess around with
some of the other been there, done that themes currently in
theaters—this movie is really different.
I mean, there was a cricket chirping one row
behind me for the entire length of this movie, and I still got over
that to spend the majority of my time in this movie laughing. Hurry
up and see it before your theater pulls it out.
Rating: Opening Weekend
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Bellview Rating System:
"Opening Weekend": This is
the highest rating a movie can receive. Reserved for movies that
exhibit the highest level of acting, plot, character development,
setting...or Salma Hayek. Not necessarily in that order.
"$X.XX Show": This price
changes each year due to the inflation of movie prices; currently,
it is the $9.50 Show. While not technically perfect, this is a
movie that will still entertain you at a very high level.
"Undercover Brother" falls into this category; it's no "Casablanca",
but you'll have a great time watching. The $9.50 Show won't win any
Oscars, but you'll be quoting lines from the thing for ages (see
"Matinee": An average movie
that merits no more than a $6.50 viewing at your local theater.
Seeing it for less than $9.50 will make you feel a lot better about
yourself. A movie like "Blue Crush" fits this category; you leave
the theater saying "That wasn't too bad...man, did you see that
Lakers game last night?"
"Rental": This rating
indicates a movie that you see in the previews and say to your
friend, "I'll be sure to miss that one." Mostly forgettable, you
couldn't lose too much by going to Hollywood Video and paying $3 to
watch it with your sig other, but you would only do that if the
video store was out of copies of "Ronin." If you can, see this
movie for free. This is what your TV Guide would give "one and a
"Hard Vice": This rating is
the bottom of the barrel. A movie that only six other human beings
have witnessed, this is the worst movie I have ever seen. A Shannon
Tweed "thriller," it is so bad as to be funny during almost every
one of its 84 minutes, and includes the worst ending ever put into a
movie. Marginally worse than "Cabin Boy", "The Avengers" or
"Leonard, Part 6", this rating means that you should avoid this
movie at all costs, or no costs, EVEN IF YOU CAN SEE IT FOR FREE!
(Warning: strong profanity will be used in all reviews of "Hard