Brilliant, funny, sad and epic look at 1970s America, following 24
characters over a few key days in Nashville. An amazing combination of
political satire, hysterical send up of the country music business
and touching and moving character studies.
If one wants to quibble there are minor flaws; overstated performances
at moments, ironies that are a bit too easy, but the overall sweep,
power, the great performances and the sheer number of moments that make
you want to laugh and cry simultaneously, are overwhelming.
Certainly one of the great films of the 70s, and arguably among the
greatest American films ever made.
It's shocking to think that this amazing film, on many '100 greatest films
of all time' lists, is out of print on DVD.