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Documentary trifecta: Hands on a

posted by Jason Kottke   Oct 19, 2000

Documentary trifecta: Hands on a Hard Body, Best in Show, and Waiting for Guffman. I’d seen Waiting for Guffman before (always excellent and well worth a rental), but the other two were recent views.

Hands on a Hard Body is an account of a contest in Texas to see who can win a truck by keeping one hand on it the longest without sitting, leaning, or kneeling. Sounds silly (and it sometimes is), but the folks competing in the contest want that truck so much that, as cheesy as it sounds, it becomes a life and death situation for them. A fun movie.

I was really looking forward to Best in Show and was not disappointed. Perhaps not as funny as Guffman, but might become so after a couple more viewings. Chistopher Guest was amazing as Harlan Pepper, a bloodhound-owning Southern gent; he nailed that accent *perfectly*. If you’re looking for a movie to see this weekend, you *cannot* miss with Best in Show.