Starring: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi, David Huddleston
How many problems can a rug and your last name give you? A bit too many, as Jeff 'The Dude' Lebowski (Bridges) later learns. Two thugs decide to break into The Dude's house and urinate on his rug for not paying their debt, something of which he has no idea about. He later learns that the thugs had mistaken him for the other Jeff Lebowski, The Big Lebowski (Huddleston) who is a retired millionaire. The Dude decides to pay The Big Lebowski a visit to ask for compensation for a new rug but instead gets assigned to carry out an errand for him. The Big Lebowski's young mistress, Bunny, has been kidnapped and he needs to pay $1 million as ransom and he wants The Dude to deliver the money. The Dude agrees, but things get horribly wrong when Walter (Goodman) The Dude's bowling partner and good friend, starts thinking that the kidnapping is a scam where Bunny simply wants to make a lot of money. He tries to help The Dude but things only get worse when a bit too many people start getting involved, leaving The Dude to bear the brunt. The entire movie rests on the shoulder of one and only one man, Jeff Bridges. The man has put on an outstanding performance to make this movie a wonderful watch. There is no outright humour but more of punchy lines and good acting that brings a grin across your face. The movie gets a bit mystic with a lot of dreamy sequences, which personally, I find highly irritating, but then again is an entirely subjective view. May not be to every ones liking but a good watch nonetheless.
Thumbs up: Jeff 'The Dude' Bridges
Thumbs down: The dreamy sequences