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A Prairie Home CompanionDirector Robert Altman and a tour-de-force cast elevate A Prairie Home Companion's dreamy elegy about an antiquated radio variety show...A Prairie Home CompanionComedyPT105MPG-13Director Robert Altman and a tour-de-force cast elevate A Prairie Home Companion's dreamy elegy about an antiquated radio variety show...2006-10-10Kevin KlineLindsay LohanMeryl StreepKevin Kline, Lindsay Lohan, Meryl StreepPicturehouse
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A Prairie Home Companion

Genre: Comedy; Starring: Woody Harrelson, Tommy Lee Jones, Kevin Kline, Lindsay Lohan, Meryl Streep; Director: Robert Altman; Author: Garrison Keillor; Release Date Wide: 06/09/2006; Runtime (in minutes): 105; MPAA Rating: PG-13; Distributor: Picturehouse

Director Robert Altman and a tour-de-force cast elevate A Prairie Home Companion’s dreamy elegy about an antiquated radio variety show into a twangy, rewind-worthy lullaby.

EXTRAS Liking improv on set, Altman claims in a commentary he never read A Prairie Home Companion creator-star Garrison Keillor’s script. Fun links to the show’s old-fashioned ads (”Don’t oversweeten: A message from the Rhubarb Producers of Minnesota”). And a few bars of ”Goodbye to My Mama” will have you in tears and on the phone with your own mother.

Originally posted October 10 2006 — 12:00 AM EDT

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