A Prairie Home Companion details
|Starring:||Meryle Streep, Kevin Kline, Lindsay Lohan, Tommy Lee Jones, Woody Harrelson, Lily Tomlin|
A Prairie Home Companion
|Run time:||1 hour 45 minutes|
|Rental release:||25 Jun 2007|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
This comedy provides people with a look at what goes on backstage during the last broadcast of one of America's best radio shows.
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It is what it isBy a customer from London, England , 30 Dec 2006
[Highly rated reviewer]Altman's warm style captures the spirit of the Prairie Home Companion (PHC) perfectly. PHC is a quintessential American variety show, the type that forgot or ignored that it was out of style. It features a quirky mix of musical numbers (jazz, folk, country) and humorous skids (like the duct tape pretend-commercial). The story itself takes a back seat to the warm mood of the extended PHC family comprised of actors, audience, and fictional characters that Altman captures with such genius.
Depending on your mood the movie can make you laugh till you drop or make you cry. But be warned: the movie is tough to understand for people without a sense of community or family. It plays on that theme by juxtaposing the old timers who have experienced the facts of life (love, loss, death) and carried on, finding solace in humor and song, with the young, clueless and suicidal urbanites (represented by Lindsay Lohan).
All in all it is a great show for anyone who can laugh at his/her own self and life's little quirks. It will greatly disappoint anyone with an overblown sense of self or anyone who is prejudiced against any of the musical styles featured in PHC. The movie is what it is, just like life.
If you have an extended family the movie is a must-see. It is thoroughly entertaining.
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loved itBy sundance55 (11 reviews) from Harberton , 06 Mar 2009Loved tis movie always been a fan of Garrison Keillor and this lived up to expectations a gentle comedy with great actors and musicians
TalkieBy a customer from West Midlands , 05 Jan 2009Very odd ending that is not really satisfactory to be honest.
It has the feel of a film about the waiting room between life and death. You are never quite sure if it's about real life or not.
Heart warming though, particularly the lead man.
not my cup of teaBy a customer from Bristol , 12 Dec 2008too much of a boring rendition of americana.
Prairie Home CompanionBy a customer from Truro , 28 Oct 2008Absolute rubbish, with incomprehensible dialogue
Be open minded...By AMANDA FRENCH from leciestershire , 22 Sep 2008This film was a little slow but as another reviewer put it 'it is what it is'. A great cast and a sense of family and american life in the film. I would reccommend to watch it if you want a nice film to watch.