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A Prairie Home Companion

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A Prairie Home Companion

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
105 minutes
Wide Release Date:
06/09/06
performer:
Woody Harrelson, Tommy Lee Jones, Kevin Kline, Lindsay Lohan, Meryl Streep
director:
Robert Altman
distributor:
Picturehouse
author:
Garrison Keillor
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a B-

Filled with performances recorded live for the Robert Altman film, this 65-minute A Prairie Home Companion disc is presented as a typical Prairie Home Companion broadcast…with movie stars. Lindsay Lohan weakly warbles a brassy swing tune (”Frankie & Johnny”), Woody Harrelson and John C. Reilly goof their way through a couple of twangy duets, and Meryl Streep shows off a surprisingly strong voice. Host Garrison Keillor’s folksy segues and advertising satires help tie it all together, but without Keillor’s stories from Lake Wobegon, this is like an imitation of the actual variety show, because there’s not enough, well, variety. Skip this and just tune in next weekend.