If you are a fan of the PBS radio show A Prairie Home Companion, with Garrison Keillor, you should see the new movie playing now. Mr. kenju, his brother and I just got home from the movie. The cast is stellar: Meryl Streep, Lily Tomlin, Lindsay Lohan, Kevin Kline, Woody Harrelson, Tommy Lee Jones, Virginia Madsen, and more. They bring the show to life and there is some behind-the-scenes/backstage action plus the plot has an interesting side-twist you may not see coming. It all takes place in the same building (or across the street in a diner). It may not appeal to you if you have never heard of the radio show and want some heavy action in your movies.
The reviews in our paper gave the movie two stars; I think I'd go two and a half! Meryl Streep is fabulous in this one. I don't know if it was she singing all the songs and duets with Lily, but she has hidden talents if it was! Lily is not bad herself. We really enjoyed it, so I hope you do as well.