I'm glad to see Cher getting her propers here. Many people ignored her performance in this movie, which I believe is the finest of her career.
The first time I saw the movie, I was focused on Sandy Dennis, but after several viewings, I came to believe that Cher was actually the glue that held this movie together. Her performance is easy to overlook, because she doesn't appear to be acting, which of course is the sign of a great actor!
I consider "5 & Dime" to be one of my all time favorite films and Robert Altman's best. I cannot think of another movie that I rank so high and the public ranks so low.