The genius of the film lies within a game I think the Coen brothers play with their audiences. While attempting to gain recompense for the ruined rug from his wealthy counterpart, he accepts a one-time job with high pay-off. They got us working in shifts. This is without a doubt one of their very best, a personal favorite, an unmissable film and the kind of experience that will plant an indelible smile on your face. But it's not just The Dude that makes this a winner; the whole film is such an inspired folly and simply inventive filmmaking at its finest the hilarious dream sequence alone is worth the price of admission. When you get divorced you turn in your library card, you get a new license, you stop being Jewish. This is without a doubt one of their very best, a personal favorite, an unmissable film and the kind of experience that will plant an indelible smile on your face.
This film has nihilists, feminists, millionares, paedophiles, drugged out hippies, underachieving students, incompetent criminals, pornographers and 'Nam veterans. The main characters are Jeff Bridges who plays such broad roles like The Muse, The Contender, and Sea Biscuit , John Goodman who should have won an oscar for best supporting actor for his character, Walter Sobchak Juliane Moore Maude Lebowski and Steve Buscemi who is unique in every Coen Brother movie. In this film, I felt many touches of greatness, but more specifically I felt John Sayles or even John Cassevettes in spots. Yeah sure, all just check with the boys down at the crime lab. I thought the middle section was a bit too depressing and long. The film is basically about mistaken identity, eccentric characters, and a soiled rug.
Coen regulars John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, John Turturro, Peter Stomare, and Jon Polito are all on board, as well as Julianne Moore 'Boogie Nights' , David Huddleston 'Capricorn One' , Philip Seymour Hoffman 'Magnolia' and Sam Elliot 'Mask' , even surprise cameos from Ben Gazzara 'The Killing Of A Chinese Bookie' and singer Jimmie Ray Gilmore. Come on, this affects all of us man. I believe it's a very funny film and I'm sure it can be rightfully called a comedy, but don't expect punchlines, gags, jokes or slapstick - it's not that kind of comedy. While attempting to gain recompense for the ruined rug from his wealthy counterpart, he accepts a one-time job with high pay-off. Philip Seymour Hoffman, comes in to do what he does best, being memorable and then, of course, John Tarturro, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, delicious, each one of them - I'm pretty sure The Big Lebowski will be around for centuries and it will always have something to say even if we don't know exactly what.
While attempting to gain recompense for the ruined rug from his wealthy counterpart, he accepts a one-time job with high pay-off. You see, some no-good German nihilists urinated on The Dude's rug - and this kind of aggression just won't stand against The Dude. Lebowski, this is Bill Selliger of the Southern Cal bowling league. Last night I saw on purpose with a couple of friends and I think I'm stating to realize what is it - A unique combination of talents all looking in the same direction --- The Coen Brothers are, probably, the only ones who know what they are seeing and the rest just trust their vision. With the help of his bowling buddies, he will do everything in his power to get someone to pay for his rug - or possibly get a new one because that rug really tied the room together. This movie is awesome, we recommend watching it.
This is an insanely funny head-trip of a movie, with wonderfully idiosyncratic characters, down to the smallest part. If this is true, it controveens a number of leagues bylaws and also article 27 of the. . It's delightfully written, directed with poise and acted with extravagance and excellence. He'd much rather be bowling with crazed Vietnam Vet Walter John Goodman and pure silent soul Donnie Steve Buscemi. He'd much rather be bowling with crazed Vietnam Vet Walter John Goodman and pure silent soul Donnie Steve Buscemi.
The word itself makes some men uncomfortable. He enlists the help of his bowling buddy, Walter, a gun-toting Jewish-convert with anger issues. He enlists the help of his bowling buddy, Walter, a gun-toting Jewish-convert with anger issues. Every time I watch it I learn something new. If only every movie in the box office Top Ten was as inspired and amusing as this one! You feel it in the sing-songy banalities of Fargo, and in the noiresque machine-gun dialogue of Miller's Crossing, but neither of these can prepare you for the feast for the ears that is The Big Lebowski. Deception leads to mor Recommended! The first time I saw this movie, I will admit that I enjoyed it, but did not fully appreciate its level of humor and raw talent. Those Coen brothers have an ear for language.
Do yourself and see this now, if you haven't already. Buscemi among many others , the song choices are perfect and the dialog is the funniest, most quotable in any comedy I've ever seen. Yet who couldn't chuckle, if not explode, when a bowler dressed in a tight purple suit licks a bowling ball's finger hole, and the camera pans down to reveal his name as Jesus! My concern and I've got to check it with my accounted, but this might bump me up into a higher tax bracket. Other film makers have attempted to weave together various genres, styles and images in a similarly eclectic, postmodern fashion, but few do it as seamlessly and with such wit as Ethan and Joel Coen. This is an insanely funny head-trip of a movie, with wonderfully idiosyncratic characters, down to the smallest part. The supporting cast is outstanding J. Whose got a bleeping million bleeping dollars sitting in the trunk of our car? The bowling scenes crack me up.
I hope this is a film that is looked at with more seriousness. It is the equivalent of throwing unrelenting forces at an immovable object, the Dude's bemused stoicism at constant odds with the world around him. But trust me, this is a movie that gets more funny every time you see it, even if it's your thousandth time seeing it. The wave of the future dude, 100 percent electronic. Who better than the Coens to reinvent the comedy of errors? The performances are astounding, especially Goodman as the deranged bowler still living deep within the jungles of the Vietcong.
I simply can't begin to perceive how one could sit down in front of this cinematic pop-poetry, as it plates gold on the silver screen, and not feel so incredibly alive. This - for me - is without a doubt the film with the highest rewatchability factor of all time. Once the plan gets too complex everything can go wrong. I love him in this part and I love the Coen brothers for writing it knowing, I'm sure, that Bridges was going to give it that real, totally real surreal kind of life. You feel it in the sing-songy banalities of Fargo, and in the noiresque machine-gun dialogue of Miller's Crossing, but neither of these can prepare you for the feast for the ears that is The Big Lebowski. But what really makes this film such a masterpiece, such a panacea, is the incredible humanism, the care that the Coen brothers put in developing The Dude Jeff Bridges , Walter John Goodman , Donnie Steve Buscemi-tremendously endearing , and Brandt magnificently played by Phillip Seymour Hoffman. Some people are turned off by absurd looniness, because it's so grandiosely different.
Do yourself and see this now, if you haven't already. There's one thing I learned in Nam. It's a Swiss bleeping watch. The first time I saw this movie, I will admit that I enjoyed it, but did not fully appreciate its level of humor and raw talent. Whereas without batting an eye a man will refer to his dick, or his rod, or his johnson. The dream sequence Busbee Berkley musical numbers are unique and awe-inspiring; the humor is rich, subtle, and clever in the way it satirizes politically correct arrogance; the free-flowing story avoids even pokes fun at nonessentials like plot points and pay-offs.