“The Big Lebowski” is a 1998 black-comedy movie featuring Jeff Bridges as Jeffrey “The Dude” Lebowski, who comes out as a passionate bowler and Los Angeles slacker. It’s an entire production of the two Coen brothers, Joel and Ethan.
The movie is an inspiration from Author Raymond Chandler. In an interview, Joel Coen stated that they loved the flow, twists, and mystery in most of Chandler’s stories.
You’ll find kidnapping, a solitary millionaire, the Malibu police, a porno king, ransom money, several bowling scenes, a woman painting nude, and more scenes in the movie.
Two thugs pee on Jeff “The Dude” Lebowski’s rug to compel him to pay a debt he has no clue about. The Dude then realizes that it was a mistaken identity, and there’s another Jeff Lebowski who is a millionaire. He decides to pursue compensation from the millionaire over his ruined rug.
The millionaire gives The Dude ransom money to pay to the kidnappers holding his wife, promising him a handsome reward.
The Dude then seeks help from his bowling pal, Walter Sobchak (John Goodman)—who has anger issues. But, things begin going askew when The Dude’s friend attempts to keep the money.
The movie also features Steve Buscemi, Sam Elliot, Philip Seymour Hoffman, John Turturro, Julianne Moore, Tara Raid, Ben Gazzara, David Thewlis, and Peter Stormare in various supporting roles.
“The Big Lebowski” received divided attention during its release. But, reviews grew positive over time, and more viewers seem to enjoy the intellectual humor in the movie. Its hilarious dream sequences, eccentric characters, eclectic soundtrack, and distinctive dialogue are just some of the features that pushed it to the top of cult-favorite movies.