The Big Lebowski

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Released 1998

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Director:
Joel Coen
Released:
1998
Rating:
R

The Big Lebowski is the story of Jeff Lebowski, nickname "The Dude" (Jeff Bridges), a bowling loving slacker whose simple life gets turned upside down when he is mistaken for a millionaire who's trophy wife is being held for ransom. The Dude's situation only gets worse when his volatile friend and bowling buddy Walter (John Goodman) gets involved. Written and directed by the Coen brothers, this comedy has gained a cult following over the years. With an eclectic soundtrack, memorable characters like bowling arch rival "The Jesus" (John Turturro) and classic quotes like "the dude abides", The Big Lebowski is a must-see comedy.

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  • 80

    The New York Times Elvis Mitchell

    Watching it amble along is enough of a treat, since the Coens populate this story with oddballs and bowling balls of such comic variety.

  • 70

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    Spiked with wonderfully funny sequences and some brilliantly original notions, The Big Lebowski, a pseudo-mystery thriller with a keen eye and ear for societal mores and modern fig...

  • 60

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    This film feels completely haphazard, thrown together without much concern for organizing intelligence.

John Goodman

John Goodman

Walter Sobchak

Steve Buscemi

Steve Buscemi

Theodore Donald "Donny" Kerabatsos

Jon Polito

Jon Polito

Da Fino

John Turturro

John Turturro

Jesus Quintana

Jeff Bridges

Jeff Bridges

Jeffrey Lebowski (The Dude)

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Comedy, Drama

Themes

Cult, quirky characters, funny fat guy, buddies and gal pals, failed crime