Blue-ribbon acting from both the four- and two-legged performers distinguishes this film, in which writer-director Christopher Guest proves once again just how good he is at ferreting out offbeat subjects (fading metal morons in the classic THIS IS SPINAL
TAP, small-town theater productions in WAITING FOR GUFFMAN) and exploiting their satirical possibilities. This time out, Guest uses the mockumentary form to sniff around the insular world of professional dog show competitions, and the result is a winner. Through faux cinema verite interviews, we
get the inside scoop and the backstage poop on eight owners and their five top-notch pooches, all of whom have their eye...