Friday, February 15, 2008

The Big Lebowski (1998)

Rating: 9/10... Just watch it!

Coen Brothers Masterpiece.

Bowling, money, family feuds, a missing trophy wife and a rug that really ties it all together nicely!
This is the story of the Dude, one of the laziest men to ever grace the silver screen. A man so content with his life of bowling, smoking weed and drinking White Russians that many would consider him a wasteful bum; which I guess to a degree is exactly what he is, but a bum with principles all the same.
The Dude never wanted much, never had much - except a beat up old car, 2 good friends and a rug that really tied the room together. His life was going along just the way nature intended it too, until one day a simple mix up turned his life up side down...

Jeff bridges was masterful in his portrayal of “The Dude”, stepping away from his usual role of the all-American, mullet donning good guy with a letterman jacket and a dimple ridden grin, for a bath robe, dirty shorts and a goatee. He embodies the washed up hippy in a way that has rarely been seen before, and with such finesse that you begin to wonder, is this the real Jeff Bridges or his he simply a true master of his craft?

The big Lebowski is one of my all time favorite films, combining subtle comedy, insane characters and a web of deceit, all wrapped around the ultimate underdog, The Dude.

Cast List

Jeff Bridges ---Jeffrey Lebowski - The Dude

John Goodman ---Walter Sobchak

Julianne Moore ---Maude Lebowski

Steve Buscemi ---Theodore Donald 'Donny' Kerabatsos

David Huddleston ---Jeffrey Lebowski - The Big Lebowski

Philip Seymour ---Hoffman Brandt

Tara Reid ---Bunny Lebowski

Philip Moon ---Woo, Treehorn Thug

Mark Pellegrino ---Blond Treehorn Thug

Peter Stormare ---Nihilist #1, Uli Kunkel / 'Karl Hungus'

Flea ---Nihilist #2, Kieffer 

Torsten Voges ---Nihilist #3, Franz 

Jimmie Dale Gilmore ---Smokey

Jack Kehler ---Marty

John Turturro ---Jesus Quintana

“ If you pull a gun on me, I take it off you, stick it up your ass and pull the trigger till it goes..CLICK”

The Trailer


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