Not sure why exactly Robert Altman made this film. Only mildly entertaining, grudging documentary that laments the loss of a culture that it actually pokes in the rib. Not sure so many characters ever got wasted in a film. The songs are fun and the music is alright. Meryl Streep is fantastic and Garrison Keillor is himself. I've listened to this show on NPR many times but cannot even sit through one on the radio while doing other stuff. Altman continues on his downward spiral.