Ah, Robert Altman, you relentlessly experimental, unfailingly delightful director. There's his penchant for finagling with Hollywood narrative principles like some European auteur from the sixties. There's his love for intricate editing patterns, galavanting from place to place and between situations. In Kansas City, Altman's magical ability to usher us into the atmosphere of his stories approaches McCabe and Mrs Miller. And then there's this wonderful character played by Jennifer Jason Leigh, riffing off Jean Harlow. She's such a contrast to every female caricature Hollywood normally lets itself imagine, so fiery and dominant, so overflowing with spunky idiosyncratic personality. This movie delighted me beyond all reason.
P.S. Steve Buscemi herding hired voters with a baseball bat, FTW.