There’s a reason Robert Altman is so identified with large ensemble casts. It’s because he uses them so well. Altman, by focusing on a political rally in the city of Nashville, Tennessee, he gives us a cross-section of post-Watergate America, somewhat disillusioned but still bound by tradition, horny but in search of spiritual love. The huge cast are allowed to bring their own distinct personalities to Joan Tewkesbury’s scenario. There are star turns from Karen Black, Henry Gibson, Keith Carradine, Lily Tomlin, Ronee Blakley, Geraldine Chaplin, and many others. A film that shows you more and more every time you see it.