I have a personal aversion to so-called comedy films that are ha-ha funny... If it appeals to the masses, it's not for me! So imagine my delight to find a film like Best in Show. Right from the get-go premise, a dog show, you just know it's going to be (panting) tongue-in-cheek, all the way. Fred Willard was his extemporaniously brilliant self, bringing pangs of nostalgia for me for his "Fernwood Tonight" days. Christopher "Genius" Guest does it again, with bizarre-yet-affable characters, whose only sin is taking themselves too seriously. Guests comedic strength lies in his pairing of characters who subtley bring out the best AND worst in their partners. The most lastingly memorable scene for me is one of the last ones, where the rich blonde buxom bimbo, now the lesbian business/pleasure partner of her lanky, trainer/lover, is engaged in a mutual appreciation volley, and drops some chocolate icecream on her white bodice... It is the ONLY moment when you can use the word 'pathetic', to describe any of the characters. They are all, in some small or composite way, us! Like I said, not 'ha-ha' funny, but you still come away feeling like you've had a bellyful of laughs.
|8/10||rosemary@ - 22 reviews|
26.2.2001 - age: 36-49
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