Best in Show is an amusing commentary on human relations with their dogs, as well as with each other. The film genre is defined as an improvisational comedy being that much of the dialogue was improvised.
Best in Show, directed by Christopher Guest, who also co-wrote the script with Eugene Levy, follows five contestants as they prepare, and then present, at a prestigious dog show. The film focuses on the awkward, borderline surreal, interactions between the various owners and handlers. Shot documentary-style, with plenty of direct into the camera "interviews," the story intercuts between the dog owners and handles as they prepare to leave for the show, en-route and arrival at the hotel, and get ready for the Mayflower Kennel Club Dog Show, held in Philadelphia. It also briefly follows the owners after the show is over. Best in Show is not a film everyone will enjoy as it’s employs a very different style of comedy. Still, if you are ready for an absurd and sincere look at the human mirror, this film is a blast.