A Prairie Home Companion (2006)
June 9, 2006
Rated PG-13 for risque humor
Director Robert Altman and writer Garrison Keillor join forces with an all-star cast to create a comic backstage fable, "A Prairie Home Companion," about a fictitious radio variety show that has managed to survive in the age of television. Meryl Streep and Lily Tomlin star as the Johnson Sisters, Yolanda and Rhonda, a country duet act that has survived the county-fair circuit, and Lindsay Lohan plays Meryl's daughter, Lola, who gets her big chance to...
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When some people hear the name Robert Altman, they picture an acclaimed filmmaker who always seems to rear his head at the Oscars in some form or another. When I hear Robert Altman, no matter how hard I try, I think of "Gosford Park," which, while a critical darling, was one of the dumbest, most pointless and most boring movies I have ever watched. So, with great trepidation did I plug "A Prairie Home Companion" into my DVD player... and how pleasantly I was surprised. Full movie review »