Moxie Cinema Staff Picks: "Best in Show"

Moxie Cinema Staff Picks: “Best in Show”

October, 19 2018 | 8:30 pm

305 S Campbell Ave Springfield, Missouri 65806
www.moxiecinema.com

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“Improv comedy rarely makes it onto the big screen. And when it does so as hilariously as it does in Best in Show … that is certainly cause for celebration.”
– Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel
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Staff Picks Series
Every month a member of the Moxie staff picks a film that impacted their lives and we put it up on the big screen.
October’s pick was made by Lillian Stone.
“This film was the first satire I can remember seeing as a teenager. The characters are perfect, and the script is so hysterical and weirdly specific. It set the stage for the comedy I write and perform today.

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Film Synopsis:
Centered at the Mayflower Kennel Club Dog Show, the film follows several bizarre dog owners and their sometimes neurotic pets.

Film Information:
Starring: Christopher Guest, Parker Posey, Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Michael Hitchcock, John Michael Higgins
Director: Christopher Guest
Genre(s): Comedy
Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 91 min.

Reviews:
“A wickedly funny mocumentary.”
– Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

“It’s time we crown Christopher Guest as the King of Satire.”
– Dave McCoy, Seattle Times

“Improv comedy rarely makes it onto the big screen. And when it does so as hilariously as it does in Best in Show … that is certainly cause for celebration.”
– Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel

“[Fred Willard’s] a one-man storm of escalating inanity, and he’s hilarious.”
– Jay Carr, Boston Globe

“I was laughing so hard, tears were streaming down my cheeks.”
– Lou Lumenick, New York Post

“No one does this genre better than actor-writer-director Christopher Guest. ”
– William Arnold, Seattle Post-Intelligencer

“Best in Show has an uproarious wild card in Fred Willard, who plays a hack commentator convinced that he’s the most amusing fellow on television Read full review”
– David Edelstein, Slate

“…it’s always a pleasure to watch this ensemble of gifted talents do what they do best — be spontaneous and funny and surprising. What we get is a master-class demonstration of the distinction between comic actors and comedians who try to act.”
– Mark Bourne, Film.com