A Prairie Home Companion Poster

Release Date: June 9th, 2006

DVD Release Date: October 10th, 2006

PG-13|1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary
A private investigator (Kevin Kline) keeps tabs on the proceedings as guests, cast and crew (Meryl Streep, Lindsay Lohan, Woody Harrelson) of a long-running radio show prepare for the final broadcast. Their home, the Fitzgerald Theater, is due for demolition, and they await the arrival of the Texas axe-man (Tommy Lee Jones). Meanwhile, the show's creator and host (Garrison Keillor) conducts business as usual in the face of the show's impending demise.

Cast: Meryl Streep, Lindsay Lohan, Kevin Kline, Woody Harrelson, Garrison Keillor, Lily Tomlin, Tommy Lee Jones, Virginia Madsen

Director: Robert Altman

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Prairie Home Productions

Distributors: Picturehouse

Keywords: Friendship, Touching, Fall, Transformation, 2000s

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  • Not since Woody Allen's "Radio Days" has anyone created such a cinematic Valentine to the wonderfully imaginative medium of radio as A Prairie Home Companion. show more

  • Both magical and consistently joyous. The director, Robert Altman, and the writer, Garrison Keillor, have, against all odds, transmuted the fatigued public radio institution into a lovely fable about mortality, fleeting fame, fondness for the past and the ineffable beauty of life in the present.

  • I'm not sure that the endearing charms of the assorted fogeys and whelps add up to a movie. But I always enjoy how Altman weaves the warp of professional life with the weft of the personal. show more

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