The Big Lebowski
Jeff Bridges abides as the Dude in the Coens’ inspired updating of the world of Chandler’s Philip Marlowe.
Dir Joel Coen
With Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi
In the Coens’ inspired updating of motifs from Raymond Chandler’s Marlowe novels, stoner ‘the Dude’ Lebowski (Bridges) investigates a mystery involving a damaged rug and the missing trophy wife of his wealthier namesake. The support provided by his bowling buddies isn’t entirely helpful, but behind the dazzling dialogue, colourful characters and gorgeous gags there’s a discreet but touching tribute to the importance of friendship.
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