Well Groomed (2019)

Once, we took our dog Angelo to a dog show and saw several dogs that had been colored every shade of the rainbow as people judged which was the best. It was astounding. I’d never seen anything like it before and as soon as I got home, I did a deep dive into this strange world of dog grooming.

Now, director Rebecca Stern takes the viewer through an entire year in the life of several competitive creative dog groomers, all so that you get the reasons why they do exactly what they do.

From South Carolina to California, New York to Arkansas, this movie follows several contestants to large-scale dog grooming competitions. This movie asks the question, “What is art? And can it be spray painted and cut into the fur of dogs?”

Seriously, if you’ve never seen this kind of thing before, you need to see this movie. It’s really something else.

A shorter 60-minute version of the film debuted on HBO Max last year. Now for the first time since it’s 2019 SXSW premiere, the full-length feature film (88 minutes) will be available to the world on DVD and all major VOD platforms from Passion River Films.

DISCLAIMER: We were sent this by its PR agency, which has no impact on our review.

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