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#1 Posted on 11.6.06 2125.48
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Pretty good. not great.

I read somewhere that a reviewer said "I wasn't expecting magic realism." I'd agree with that.

Best person was easily Meryl Streep. No shock there. I wonder if she did her own singing.

Lindsay Lohan was tolerable. But I couldn't help notice she was in her "super skinny" phase from last year.

Most shocking thing about the movie: I believe no usage of the words "Lake Woebegon."
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#2 Posted on 11.6.06 2211.44
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Still not sure if I want to give this movie a shot. I enjoy the radio program, but geez I don't think I can stand WATCHING Garrison.
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#3 Posted on 11.6.06 2214.31
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Im not a GK fan. But i am an altman-phile.

that won out.
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#4 Posted on 12.6.06 0933.27
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    Originally posted by Omar Padilla
    Still not sure if I want to give this movie a shot. I enjoy the radio program, but geez I don't think I can stand WATCHING Garrison.


We went and saw the show when it was at the Kansas State Fair in 2005. He is actually entertaining to watch in that context. I doubt they can recreate the outright fun and specialness that was present at the event. The whole crew is quite fun to watch and talented.

The highlight was our wonderful Kansas wind blowing scripts everywhere. Go to a show, skip the movie.
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#5 Posted on 12.6.06 1328.47
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My wife & I saw the show live at the Hollywood Bowl a couple weeks ago. I had probably heard the show 10 times on the radio before that.

GK never seemed to be enjoying himself during the show at all. Thats not to say he didnt, but I dont think he cracked a smile even once. Everyone else there (John C. Reilly, Meryl Streep, the chick that played Johnny Cash's mom in "Walk the Line" sang some songs, the regular cast, etc) seemed like they were having fun, but he looked so serious the whole time. Even the sound effects dude and the band looked like they were having a good time. I always pictured him enjoying himself during the show, and the fact that he didnt appear to be in person kinda ruined the show a little for me. I just couldnt get past that. That will probably keep me from seeing the movie.

Plus they did the Catsup Advisory Board spot, but no Guy Noir

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#6 Posted on 14.6.06 0819.55
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I remember a few shows when I was growing up and really don't remember GK being a cut-up. I kind of remember him always beign the deadpan-straight man kind of dude. I haven't seen the movie yet, and will probably wait until the dvd comes out. I DO have two of GK's books, onE of which is this one:
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I really dug it because it reminds me of my hometown. Lake Wobegon is based on the town of Freeport, MN, population 454. My hometown has 136 people and is only about and hour and a half west of Freeport. Check it out to get a feel for what small town central Minnesota is like.
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#7 Posted on 18.6.06 1302.35
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    Originally posted by Omar Padilla
    Still not sure if I want to give this movie a shot. I enjoy the radio program, but geez I don't think I can stand WATCHING Garrison.

I can't. Not since that Simpsons episode where Homer accidentally tunes it to PBS and catches Garrison Keillor on a pledge drive, reading from his book. Every time I see GK myself, I have the uncontrollable urge to do the same thing Homer did: walk to the television, pound it, and yell, "BE. MORE. FUNNY" and punctuate each word with another frustrated blow to the television.

From everything I've read, GK has a great time on every show and loves what he does. He just gets into his low-key character and looks like he hates life and everything in existence.
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#8 Posted on 18.6.06 1952.30
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While I've been familiar with the show for years, I've never listened to it.

But the movie was awesome.

Absolutely awesome.

It could have been nothing more than Streep and Tomlin going on in the dressing room and it still would have been awesome.

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