Garrison Keillor, Meryl Streep and Lindsay Lohan co-star in "Companion."
Feb. 13, 2006
A Prairie Home Companion
By Kirk Honeycutt
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr..._id=1001995650Bottom line: Who says you can't do a terrific radio show in a movie?
Screened at the Berlin International Film Festival
BERLIN -- Not since Woody Allen's "Radio Days" has anyone created such a cinematic Valentine to the wonderfully imaginative medium of radio as "A Prairie Home Companion." Garrison Keillor, impresario, creator and host of one of radio's longest running programs -- 31 years and counting -- and director Robert Altman are a match made in heaven. To these two Midwesterners, the region's dry, whimsical humor, unfailing politeness and straight-shooting sensibility are as natural as their own skins. There is no artifice or slickness here, just a native, keen intelligence that slyly hides behind homespun wit and verbal slapstick.