Friday, January 24, 2014

Cult Film Friday: The Big Lebowski

It's that time again! This week I'll be discussing The Big Lebowski.  If you have not seen this movie, drop what you're doing and go watch it.  I'd bet my last dollar that it's up on Netflix.  It was on the Sundance channel Wednesday night, and I fell asleep to it, because I was sicky and tired. <3

The Big Lebowski was released in 1998 and I instantly fell in love with it the first time I watched it.  It's high up in my list of favorite movies ever.  I could watch this movie over and over because to me it is just so hysterical.  If you're offended by crude language, though...don't watch it.  It's full of it.

The Big Lebowski follows the story of Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski (Jeff Bridges), a middle aged jobless stoner who loves to bowl.  He frequently meets up with his two pals, Walter (John Goodman) and Donny (Steve Buscemi) to "roll" and bowl against other bowling teams.

The Dream Team: Stoney, Normy, and Insaney.

The Dude gets roughed up by some thugs in his home, who then urinate on his rug thus ruining it, and it's a frequent point in the movie that the rug "really tied the room together." The thugs realize that they are looking for the wrong guy who has the same name, and they leave.  The Dude contacts the real Lebowski, who is an older millionaire confined to a wheelchair, and asks for compensation of his rug.  Big Lebowski refuses.  Some time later, Big Lebowski contacts The Dude, claiming his trophy wife has been abducted by the same thugs that beat up The Dude.  He wants The Dude to be his bag man for the ransom.

From there, and without spoilers, the story just gets all kinds of great.  Twists and turns happen, deceptions come into play, more danger for the three friends becomes apparent, and best of all?  More hilarity.  The three of them, (Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, and Steve Buscemi) are just so amusing with their characters, you'll be laughing the whole movie.

You're not quite sure why you love it.  You just do.

Until next time!

- Netta


  1. Word. The husband & little boy got matching "The Dude Abides" shirts for Christmas.

    1. So much win in one reply. lol Nice choice!