A Prairie Home Companion 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… A Prairie Home Companion 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…
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A Prairie Home Companion (2006)

Meryl Streep, Lindsay Lohan, ... | EVEN KEILLOR The author joins an all-star ensemble (including Streep and Lohan) in Altman's winning Companion
Image credit: A Prairie Home Companion: Melinda Sue Gordon
EVEN KEILLOR The author joins an all-star ensemble (including Streep and Lohan) in Altman's winning Companion
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Details Release Date: Oct 10, 2006; DVD Release Date: Oct 10, 2006; Movie Rated: PG-13; Genre: Comedy; With: Woody Harrelson and Tommy Lee Jones; 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 Oct 06, 2006 Published in issue #901-902 Oct 13, 2006 Order article reprints
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