A Prairie Home Companion

A Prairie Home Companion

Streaming Video - 2006
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From legendary director Robert Altman comes his final film, the deeply moving and comedic A Prairie Home Companion. Based on Garrison Keillor's wildly popular radio program of the same name, Altman invites audiences to the fictional "closing night" of the fabled show. As the rain pours down on a blustery Minnesota evening, the cast tapes their final performance, while waiting for the Texas businessman who has bought the theater to arrive and shut them down. Backstage the colorful ensemble says their goodbyes and confront old conflicts, while onstage a sold-out audience enjoys the wit and musical whimsy for which the show is famous. But when a mysterious woman appears offstage introducing herself as the angel Asphodel, it becomes apparent that this will be no ordinary closing night.

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hendrikhols
Jun 05, 2017

@ those the film offended, I couldn't find a better reason to watch it.

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breemu
Oct 23, 2016

Much better than I expected. Would probably be enjoyed more by older folks.

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melek
Jan 10, 2016

Gotta love Garrison! Never miss him on his annual Seattle appearances!

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biffblack
Apr 20, 2014

Morally offensive, crude, vulgar, and gross. In other words, standard issue Keillor. This movie is a disgusting piece of trash. GK has always been an insipid self-promoter, and this hateful movie -- which functions at about the level of a Toonces sketch on the Victoria Jackson-era of SNL -- depends entirely on an audience of numbed intellectual failures nodding along as whoopee cushion jokes crusade over the abyss. No wonder Altman died shortly after completing this wretched motion picture -- died from shame. Even "Quintet" had more integrity than this bomb.

ktnv Sep 23, 2013

What a treat by Robert Altman, well done. Based on storyteller, humorist, and radio personality Garrison Keillor's program that is still going strong.

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evwigg
Jun 13, 2013

Two negative comments complained because there was no plot - OF COURSE there wasn't because it's not that kind of movie and that's also why it can be enjoyed over & over for the sheer joy of it! Even the caste had fun!!

JUDY1COHEN Feb 13, 2012

I loved every minute of it hundreds of times. The music and sweetness of innocent times calmed and charmed.

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leel00
Jul 12, 2011

Boring. I turned it off in 15 minutes. I don't like movies that are created on demand. They present many stars but there is no space for them. And usually don't have a plot whatsoever.

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Reginald Wickes
Apr 16, 2011

Excellent movie.

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taken
Jul 21, 2010

Ralph:
I have this movie in my home collection and I think it is one of the best.
It is a great time spender for one who wants to spend a quiet night at a movie.
Nice to slow life down a bit.

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biffblack
May 14, 2016

biffblack thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 99 and 99

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geos
Jul 08, 2008

geos thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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geos
Jul 08, 2008

Coarse Language: Some coarse language in the songs, but not a lot

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bdls206
Mar 25, 2011

Dusty: "I'll give you my moonshine if you show me your jugs?"

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