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Monday, June 19, 2006

Poor Man's Robert Altman

Wildly disappointed with Robert Altman's latest, "A Prairie Home Companion." Set during the (fictional) last broadcast of Garrison Keillor's radio show, this movie didn't have any momentum; it never really started nor ended. Yes, I know that's the way Altman's films are, but this was like a poor man's Robert Altman flick. Worst parts: Kevin Kline as a fumbling detective and the cliched figure of death (a beautiful woman wearing white). Best part: all scenes with Meryl Streep and Lily Tomlin. (Too bad the whole film couldn't have been about just these two characters.)