The Big Lebowski (18)

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Time Out says

This comic update of the world crystallised by Raymond Chandler charts the disastrous involvement of laidback dopehead Jeff 'the Dude' Lebowski (Bridges) in a kidnapping case involving the wife of his millionaire namesake (Huddleston). The Dude is hired as bagman and of course finds himself increasingly at risk as he makes his way about an LA populated by the rich, strange and dangerous. Nor do his bowling buddies help: Donny (Buscemi) is frankly several pins short of a strike; while Walter (Goodman), a crazed, irascible Viet vet, is so determined to stand his (and the Dude's) ground that he causes more trouble than he solves. Immensely inventive and entertaining, the film may not have the enigmatic elegance or emotional resonance of Barton Fink or Fargo, but it's still a prime example of the Coens' effortless brand of stylistic and storytelling brilliance. Thanks to Roger Deakins' gleaming camerawork, T-Bone Burnett's eclectic soundtrack selection and the Coens' typically pithy dialogue, it looks and sounds wonderful. Moreover, far from being shallow pastiche, it's actually about something: what it means to be a man, to be a friend, and to be a 'hero' for a particular time and place.
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18

UK release:

1998

Duration:

127 mins

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Henry Zakumumpa

I heard about this movie by reputation and was thrilled when it come on cable. Very authentic and got me in stiches from the very start. Jeff Bridges was born to play the lead role. He is perfect for it. The movie boasts hign production values. The plot is a bit hollow and the ending is not much of a climax but this Coen Brothers' outing is a modern classic. The laughs come effortlessly and the casting is pure gold. Julliane Moore is brilliant in this one. A collector's item this one!

Henry Zakumumpa

I heard about this movie by reputation and was thrilled when it come on cable. Very authentic and got me in stiches from the very start. Jeff Bridges was born to play the lead role. He is perfect for it. The movie boasts hign production values. The plot is a bit hollow and the ending is not much of a climax but this Coen Brothers' outing is a modern classic. The laughs come effortlessly and the casting is pure gold. Julliane Moore is brilliant in this one. A collector's item this one!

Magmabulle

Yet another masterpiece by the Coen brothers, who prove that they also master comedies. Everything, from the sountrack to the dialogue and the acting is brilliant. Needless to say, it is also hysterically funny.

Magmabulle

Yet another masterpiece by the Coen brothers, who prove that they also master comedies. Everything, from the sountrack to the dialogue and the acting is brilliant. Needless to say, it is also hysterically funny.