What a charming little picture. All warm glow and reminiscing and enjoying life. Such a nice, wistful last film for Altman.
I love the line that Garrison Keiller says about how he hoped to be remembered after his death. He said that he hoped people would respect him and remembered him but not to make too much of a fuss. Or something like that. Shit, I wish I had written the line down. Even though Altman didn't write the script, it felt like it would be perfect for Altman's epitaph.
If I had seen this film when it was out in the summer, I would have thought that it was an interesting but minor Altman film. Seeing it after Altman's death and in the context that Altman most likely knew he was dying while making it, it feels like an eloquent goodbye.
Director: Robert Altman
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