Siddhesh Joshi (Editor)

A Prairie Home Companion (film)

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
8.2/101 Votes Alchetron
1 Ratings
Rate This

Rate This

Genre  Comedy, Drama, Music
Screenplay  Garrison Keillor
Country  United States
6.9/10 IMDb

Director  Robert Altman
Adapted from  A Prairie Home Companion
Language  English
A Prairie Home Companion (film) movie poster
Release date  February 12, 2006 (2006-02-12) (Berlin International Film Festival) June 9, 2006 (2006-06-09) (United States)
Writer  Garrison Keillor (screenplay), Garrison Keillor (story), Ken LaZebnik (story)
Songs  Tishomingo Blues
Cast  Meryl Streep (Yolanda Johnson), Lindsay Lohan (Lola Johnson), Virginia Madsen (Dangerous Woman), Woody Harrelson (Dusty), Garrison Keillor (GK), John C. Reilly (Lefty)
Similar movies  Sleepless in Seattle, The Night Listener, Grave Decisions, Talk to Me, Piratensender Powerplay, Good Morning, Vietnam
Tagline  Radio Like You've Never Seen It Before

A prairie home companion 2006 official trailer meryl streep lindsay lohan movie hd

A Prairie Home Companion is a 2006 American ensemble comedy film directed by Robert Altman and is his final film. The film is a fictional representation of behind-the-scenes activities at the long-running public radio show of the same name. The film received mostly positive reviews and was a moderate box office success on its small budget.


A Prairie Home Companion (film) movie scenes

The film features an ensemble cast including Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Tommy Lee Jones, Woody Harrelson, Lily Tomlin, Garrison Keillor, Virginia Madsen, John C. Reilly, and Lindsay Lohan.

A Prairie Home Companion (film) movie scenes

A prairie home companion 2006 duct tape


A Prairie Home Companion (film) movie scenes

A long-running live radio show is in danger of being canceled by new owners of the company that holds both radio station "WLT" and the theater where the show is broadcast. The film takes place on the night of the show's last performance. The show has two visitors: an angel calling herself Asphodel (Virginia Madsen) comes to comfort the people who work on the show and to escort one of them to the afterlife, while "the Axeman" (Tommy Lee Jones), a representative of the new owners, arrives to judge whether the show should be canceled. He makes it clear that the show is not what he considers modern popular programming, and though he too is escorted by the angel, the show is shut down anyway. In an epilogue at the end of the film the former cast members are reunited at Mickey's Diner. Their conversation pauses as they are joined by Asphodel.


A Prairie Home Companion (film) movie scenes

A Prairie Home Companion opened the 2006 South by Southwest film festival on March 10, then premiered in St. Paul, on May 3, 2006, at the Fitzgerald Theater, which had projection and sound equipment brought in for that purpose. The film's stars arrived in ten horse-drawn carriages. Brian Williams of NBC Nightly News anchored his newscast from neighboring Minneapolis, Minnesota, that night so that he would be able to attend.

A Prairie Home Companion (film) movie scenes

Critics' general reaction to the film was favorable, and it garnered an 81% fresh rating at Rotten Tomatoes. Roger Ebert awarded the film four out of four stars, saying, "What a lovely film this is, so gentle and whimsical, so simple and profound", and later added the film to his "Great Movies" list.

A Prairie Home Companion (film) movie scenes

Michael Medved (himself a radio host) gave the film one and a half stars out of four, saying, "The entertainment value stands somewhere between thin and nonexistent" and "[it may be] the worst movie ever made that pooled the talents of four (count ‘em – four!) Oscar winners".

A Prairie Home Companion (film) movie scenes

Desson Thomson from The Washington Post fell in between, saying in a review headlined "Honey, You Could Ask for More" (a reference to the theme song of the radio show and film) that while the movie had its strengths, it was weaker than it should have been.


A Prairie Home Companion (film) movie scenes

Meryl Streep won the Best Supporting Actress Award from the National Society of Film Critics for her role; Altman was also posthumously nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Director.

Box office

The film had a successful limited release in the United States and grossed $20,338,609 domestically and $25,978,442 worldwide.


New Line released a soundtrack album featuring a mixture of old time music classics and contemporary songs written by Keillor.

A Prairie Home Companion is the soundtrack the 2006 film A Prairie Home Companion. It was released on May 23, 2006 via New Line Records.

Home media

The DVD was released on October 10, 2006. Special features included deleted scenes, a behind-the-scenes documentary, and commentary by Altman and Kline. A Prairie Home Companion Original Motion Picture Soundtrack was released on May 23, 2006, by New Line.


A Prairie Home Companion (film) Wikipedia
A Prairie Home Companion (film) IMDbA Prairie Home Companion (film) Rotten TomatoesA Prairie Home Companion (film) Roger EbertA Prairie Home Companion (film) MetacriticA Prairie Home Companion (film)

Similar Topics
Sleepless in Seattle
Garrison Keillor