The Big Lebowski Review

Screen Shot 2016-02-05 at 7.03.28 AM  Disputably the best comedy of the last twenty years and one the greatest cult films of all time, The Big Lebowski transcends the stoner-comedy genre and transforms it into the most light-hearted absurd noire story only the Coen Brothers could design. Lead by Jeff Bridges as the Dude, now his most iconic role, Bridges kills it as he pitch-perfectly captures the persona of the most chilled out stoner in the most horrible situations. The Big Lebowski commences on a high-note as two men barge into the Dude’s home and take a leak on his carpet, from this point on everything escalates and the Dude gets mixed up in a muddled conspiracy involving German nihilists, some high-school kid and pornographers that seems to spiral more and more out of control as the film goes on. But to accomlish such a perfect comedy you need great supporting characters and The Big Lebowski has a bonanza of amazing characters, from Muade Lebowski (Julianne Moore) too Brandt (Phillip Seymour Hoffman), except as funny as these characters are, no one comes close to the magic of John Goodman as Walter Sobchak. If I had to call out a negative its that the film goes on a bit too long but at this point I’m nitpicking because the Coen Brother’s stoned rendition of The Big Sleep is one of the greatest comedies of all time, an endlessly re-watchable  film and an 87 out of 100.

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