The Prairie Home Companion Movie

I’m having a hard time getting excited over the concept of the Prairie Home Companion movie. The fact that Garrison Keillor wrote it himself is reassuring, but it seems so anti-PHC to make a movie out of it.

Maybe it’s more to do with the fact that I can’t decide if I love A Prairie Home Companion or hate it. I guess I like the idea of it. It helps me understand these deep-rooted Minnesota stereotypes a little better (I’m not a native Minnesotan). I can get with Garrison Keillor’s politics. But then sometimes the show bores me to tears.

So I won’t be hanging out around the Fitzgerald Theater hoping for glimpses of the seeming hordes of celebrities that are gonna be in this movie. Although if I were to see Maya Rudolph on the street, I’d probably pee my pants a little.

2 Comments so far

  1. Nate (unregistered) on June 30th, 2005 @ 3:42 pm

    I guess it is only LOOSLY based on the actual show. It is mainly just about an old radio show that suddenly finds they are being cancelled. Doesn’t sound super exciting, but I enjoy the talent that’s attatched, so I guess we will have to see what happens.

  2. Garrick Van Buren (unregistered) on July 31st, 2005 @ 10:30 pm

    An aspiring director friend of mine got a job on the crew, we sat down for a podcast, and he shares what it was like on the set:
    First Crack #54 on the Set of A Prairie Home Companion

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