Lohan plays Lola Johnson, the daughter of the somewhat feisty, charismatic Yolanda Johnson (Meryl Streep), a country singer on the rather antiquated live radio show, A Prairie Home Companion. The radio show consumes their lives, making the cast into a family of misfits.
Lola is an angsty, song-writing teenager and parts of the movie explore her dynamic, kind-of-dysfunctional relationship with her mother Yolanda. As the two strive to understand each other and reconcile their conflicting viewpoints and ideas, you can feel Streeps skills making Lohan better. —SS