Best in Show

Christopher Guest, of This is Spinal Tap and Waiting for Guffman fame, brings on another documentary style comedy. Best in Show focuses on the world of Dog Shows and the people and hounds that inhabit them. Though not quite as funny as Guffman, there are bits that make the whole thing worthwhile. The interplay between the announcers at the show is marvelous, Guest’s portrayal of a southern man who discovers his true gifts is great, and the Busy Bee crisis caused my Palm Pilot to fall out of my pocket. I don’t think the big screen adds much, but it’s not to be missed once it gets to video.