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The Big Lebowski

(DVD - 2008 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Jeff 'The Dude' Lebowski doesn't want any complications in his life. He can't even be bothered with a job. But, in a case of mistaken identity, a couple of thugs break into his place and steal his rug. Now, The Dude must embark on a quest with his crazy bowling buddies to make things right and get that rug back. Their journey blends unforgettable characters, kidnapping, and White Russians.
Title: The Big Lebowski
[videorecording (DVD)]
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2008]
Edition: 10th anniversary ed.widescreen version.
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (118 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1998.
Special features: Disc 1: An exclusive introduction; "The Dude's life" featurette; "The Dude abides: the Big Lebowski ten years later" featurette; production notes; theatrical trailer ; Disc 2: "The making of The Big Lebowski" featurette; "The Lebowski fest: an achiever's story" featurette; "Flying carpets and bowling pin dreams: the dream sequences of the Dude" featurette; interactive map; Jeff Bridges photo book; photo gallery.
Summary: Jeff 'The Dude' Lebowski doesn't want any complications in his life. He can't even be bothered with a job. But, in a case of mistaken identity, a couple of thugs break into his place and steal his rug. Now, The Dude must embark on a quest with his crazy bowling buddies to make things right and get that rug back. Their journey blends unforgettable characters, kidnapping, and White Russians.
Audience: MPAA rating R for pervasive strong language, drug content, sexuality and brief violence.
Statement of Responsibility: Universal Studios presents a Working Title production ; produced by Ethan Coen ; written by Ethan Coen & Joel Coen ; directed by Joel Coen
Credits: Director of photography, Roger Deakins ; original music, Carter Burwell ; production designer, Rick Henrichs.
Performers: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi, David Huddleston, John Turturro.
System Details: DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digtital 2.0 stereo. surround, single-sided, DVD-9.
Other Language: English (Dolby 5.1), dubbed French (Dolby 5.1) or dubbed Spanish (Dolby 2.0) dialogue, French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Subject Headings: Slackers Drama. Bowling Drama. Mistaken identity Drama.
Genre/Form: Comedy films.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.
Topical Term: Slackers
Bowling
Mistaken identity
Publisher No: 61105455
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Feb 23, 2014
  • ncs1961 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

HA-larious! this film has become a cultural touchstone - so don't miss it unless you want to be the one left out in the cold when everyone else is laughing about rugs and guns and nihilism at the bowling alley. John Turturro is especially memorable!

Feb 13, 2014
  • JAMESG rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

John Goodman was great in his role!

Jeff Bridges was good as well.

Sep 23, 2013
  • johnnybookreader rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Hadn't seen this one for a long time, the Dodge "Ram" commercials led me to checking this one out, really! Those Sam Elliott voice-overs finally got to me. I hadn't realized what fans of Raymond Chandler the Cohen Bros. were; this is funny stuff and I fine tip 'o' the cap to a literary-and cinematic-master. The "Dude" abides.

If you are interested we will be discussing this movie at the Carlingwood Library Film Club on June 11/13 at 7:00 pm. See you there

Aug 26, 2013
  • 0cho rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Not a bad movie with some really funny parts. There is enough to keep you interested and some parts you just have to wait through it. Story is nothing special. Be prepared for some serious use of the F word.

If you are interested we talked about this movie at the Carlingwood Library Film Club. We discuss three movies a month and we meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the Month.

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

To have written and directed this depravity, I think the Coen brothers may have partaken in some of Lebowski's intoxicants. Kind of felt like a two hour bizarre 'Seinfeld' episode - a non-story about nothing. The Dude - the ultimate slacker antihero. Jeff Bridges was hilarious (especially the, shall we say, 'dream' sequence). John Goodman's abusive 'loose cannon' character really wasn't though... I also enjoyed the cameo by John Turturro, and the 'nihilists' final scene.

Dec 12, 2012
  • downsman rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Brilliant movie that is allegorical in terms of the time period--Gulf War #1)--in which it is set.

Just watched this for the 3rd time.....it's a once a year laugh out loud nutfest, and I am far from being a stoner.....try retired teacher! The Cohens must have such fun doing these films.....I am a big fan, and love the interviews at the end. Jeff Bridges' story about the fake pubic hair is hilarious. John Turturro is at his zaniest best....check out a you tube video where he comments on doing the
"Jesus".

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Sep 04, 2010
  • Emily38 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

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Dec 28, 2013
  • godaddyo rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"The Dude abides" - The Dude

Aug 16, 2013
  • AGuyInAHat rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The Stranger: Now that's a name no one would self apply where I come from.

Jan 26, 2013
  • iroquoisleaves rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"New sh*t has come to light"

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Maude Lebowski: "What do you do for, for recreation?" The Dude: "Oh, the usual... mmm, bowl, uh... drive around, uh... the occasional acid flashback."

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

The Big Lebowski: "...I cannot solve your problem, sir. Only you can." The Dude: "Ah, f*ck it." The Big Lebowski: "Oh, f*ck it. Yes! That's your answer! That's your answer to everything! Tattoo it on your forehead! Your revolution is over, Mr. Lebowski! Condolences! The bums lost! My advice to you is to do what your parents did! Get a job, sir! The bums will always lose! (The Dude walks out and shuts the door) Do you hear me, Lebowski? The bums will always lose!" Brandt: "How was your meeting, Mr. Lebowski?" The Dude: Okay! The old man told me to take any rug in the house."

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

The Big Lebowski: "Are you employed, sir?" The Dude: "Employed? ...ah-ha..." The Big Lebowski: "You don't go out looking for a job dressed like that, do ya? On a weekday?" The Dude: "Is this a... what day is this?" The Big Lebowski: "Well, I do work sir. So if you don't mind..." The Dude: "I DO mind... uh, the Dude minds! This will not stand, ya know, this aggression will not stand, man..."

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

The Big Lebowski: "Did I urinate on your rug?" The Dude: "You mean, did you personally come and pee on my rug?" The Big Lebowski: "Hello? Do you speak English sir? Parla usted Inglese? I'll ask you again. Did I urinate on your rug?" The Dude: "No, like I said - 'Woo' peed on my rug." The Big Lebowski: "I just want to understand this, sir. Every time a rug is micturated upon in this fair city, I have to compensate the person?" The Dude: "C'mon... man! I'm not tryin' to scam anybody here, uh, y'know, I'm, I'm just uh-" The Big Lebowski: "You're just looking for a handout like every other - Are you employed, Mr. Lebowski?" The Dude: "Wait. Wait. Let me, let me explain something to you. Um, I am not 'Mr. Lebowski'. You're 'Mr. Lebowski'. I'm 'The Dude'. So that's what you call me... You know, uh, that, or uh, 'His Dudeness', or uh, 'Duder', or 'El Duderino', if you're not into the whole brevity thing, uh..."

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

The Big Lebowski: "What makes a man, Mr. Lebowski?" The Dude: "...'Dude'." The Big Lebowski: "Huh?" The Dude (picking his teeth): "...Uh, I, I don't know, sir." The Big Lebowski: "Is it being prepared to do the right thing... whatever the cost... Isn't that what makes a man?" The Dude: "Mmmmm, sure. That and a pair of testicles."

Oct 12, 2010
  • Lisa_B rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"That rug really tied the room together, did it not?" -Walter

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