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Best in Show

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Hilarious and offbeat, but humor is pretty grownup.

Movie PG-13 2000 90 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 18+

For adults, not kids at all

Several sexual references; not suitable for kids or pre-teens at all.
age 2+

Family friendly and delightful

I absolutely love this and my whole family enjoyed it. five stars!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (13 ):

Fans of offbeat humor will get a big kick out of Guest's follow-up to Waiting for Guffman, but there may be more appreciative "Oh, that's funny!" comments than outright laughs. Best in Show features Guest's repertory company of top-notch improvisational actors, who mostly create their own characters and dialogue after Guest outlines the story. This gives his movies a wonderful sense of depth, as it really seems that we're getting brief glimpses of real people who are just as interesting when the camera isn't on them. But it also means that the humor tends to come from small moments and from character rather than from jokes. O'Hara is a delight as Cookie, and one of Best in Show's best running jokes is that almost everyone she meets rapturously recalls some past amorous encounter with her. And Coolidge is sensational as a cross between Lady Macbeth and Anna Nicole Smith.

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