A botched card game in London triggers four friends, thugs, weed-growers, hard gangsters, loan sharks and debt collectors to collide with each other in a series of unexpected events, all for the sake of weed, cash and two antique shotguns.
A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.
When "The Dude" Lebowski is mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, two thugs urinate on his rug to coerce him into paying a debt he knows nothing about. While attempting to gain recompense for the ruined rug from his wealthy counterpart, he accepts a one-time job with high pay-off. He enlists the help of his bowling buddy, Walter, a gun-toting Jewish-convert with anger issues. Deception leads to more trouble, and it soon seems that everyone from porn empire tycoons to nihilists want something from The Dude. Written by
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Way out west there was this fella... fella I wanna tell ya about. Fella by the name of Jeff Lebowski. At least that was the handle his loving parents gave him, but he never had much use for it himself. Mr. Lebowski, he called himself "The Dude". Now, "Dude" - that's a name no one would self-apply where I come from. But then there was a lot about the Dude that didn't make a whole lot of sense. And a lot about where he lived, likewise. But then again, maybe that's why I ...
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Peaceful Easy Feeling
Written by Jack Tempchin
Performed by Eagles (as The Eagles)
Published by Jazz Bird Music / WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment group
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The film with the highest rewatchability factor of all time
It's actually kind of hard to describe this movie (and what's so great
about it) to people who don't already know it and love it; as with many
cult films, The Big Lebowski will either speak to you (in which case
you will become a fervent follower of His Dudeness and abide by his
code for the rest of your life) or, if it doesn't, the film will either
leave you completely indifferent or you'll even downright hate it.
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. If you want to enjoy this film, you
have to meet Jeffery "The Dude" Lebowski by his terms, hang out with
him and his bowling buddies and follow them at a their (perhaps
somewhat leisurely) pace through this weird and unbelievable tale about
nihilism, theft (of a car and, more importantly: a Creedence Clearwater
Revival tape), kidnapping, abstract art, porn and - of course -
The story is actually kind of simple. 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. 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). So he embarks on this worthy quest during which he will
encounter many wondrous things and fascinating people (even Jesus - who
is NOT the messiah but a very naughty man).
With Jeff Bridges in the leading role, the Coen brothers have found the
perfect actor to incorporate one of the most iconic characters that has
ever been created. 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). The supporting cast is outstanding
(J.Turturro, J.Goodman and S.Buscemi among many others), the song
choices are perfect and the dialog is the funniest, most quotable in
any comedy I've ever seen. This - for me - is without a doubt the film
with the highest rewatchability factor of all time. 10 stars out of 10.