A Prairie Home Companion

A Prairie Home Companion

DVD - 2006
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As if the result of some strange mass-media fluke, the popular radio program "A Prairie Home Companion" somehow managed to survive the television age to entertain its audience every Saturday night from the stage of the historic Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minn. Week after week, hangdog host G.K. serves as unflappable emcee to an amiable hodgepodge of radio-friendly acts that include the likes of popular country duo Yolanda and Rhonda Johnson and singing cowboys the Old Trailhands. This is one show where the under-the-line antics are nearly as entertaining as the program itself. The efforts of down-on-his-luck private dick and backstage doorkeeper Guy Noir discovers the true identity of a mysterious blonde and helps aspiring teen singer Lola to find her true voice before a live audience. There is still plenty of fun and mystery to be had at the old Fitzgerald before the final curtain falls.

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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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