Saturday, March 02, 2019

Review of 'The Prairie Home Companion'

Shapeless Robert Altman film (his last) but quite good fun nevertheless. The radio station where Garrison Keillor does his rambling radio show has been taken over by evil unsentimental Texans, who are going to close the show and sell the theatre for a parking lot...even though it's beautiful and seems to be ram packed with people. So the cast get together for what is going to be their last show, and that show is what the film is...lots of cameo roles, rambling conversations, and lots of singing from Meryl Streep, Woody Harrelson, Lyndsay Lohan, etc. They must have had lots of fun making it, and it was easy to watch.

Watched on an old fashioned DVD player at Michael's cottage in Stibb, with a pre-HDMI scart connection.

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