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A Prairie Home Companion (movie)

4 Ratings: 1.5
A 2006 movie directed by Robert Altman.

Robert Altman and Garrison Keillor combine reality and fantasy in this smooth, ebullient take on the long-runningPrairie Home Companionradio show. Set during the show's fictitious last broadcast--the host station has been bought--the film has plenty … see full wiki

Director: Robert Altman
Genre: Music, Musical
Release Date: June 9, 2006
3 reviews about A Prairie Home Companion (movie)
review by . September 01, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Death and awful jokes: A wonderful Prairie Home Companion
I wish I'd said this: A Prairie Home Companion is a lovely film about death, and with some great bad jokes. Death and how we deal with it drifts through the film like a dream, but it turns out to be real. Word has gotten around that the 35-year-old radio program is giving its last show. The theater where it has been broadcast from all these years has been sold and will be turned into a parking lot. A woman in a white trench coat moves dream-like through the place, searching for a person whose …
review by . November 10, 2006
posted in Movie Hype
`A Prairie Home Companion' has an impressive guest list. An all-star cast joins Garrison Keillor as they send off his celebrated thirty-year radio program. Usually known for his keen folksy sensibilities, he is best at creating and telling funny and engaging stories from "Lake Woebegone," a fictitious town in Minnesota where "all the women are strong; the men are good looking; and the children are above average." He throws out his best asset, but writes the story for the movie instead. Guy Noir …
review by . November 01, 2006
Like so many of Robert Altman's movies, A Prairie Home Companion won't appeal to everyone. But if you like his work, or you are a fan of the Garrison Keillor NPR show; or if you just like the traditional music performed there, you will not be disappointed.    As a fictional visualization of the radio show's final broadcast, Keillor and his radio company shine with the embellishments provided by Kevin Kline, Meryl Streep, Lily Tomlin, Virginia Madsen, Tommy Lee Jones, John C. …
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