The Big Lebowski

The Big Lebowski

DVD - 2005
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Jeff, Dude, Lebowski is met by two mobsters wanting repayment of a loan he knows nothing about. With this simple case of mistaken identity Dude gets entangled in a complex kidnapping plot with the Lebowski the mobsters were looking for.
Publisher: [Universal City, Calif.] : Focus Features/Universal Studios Home Entertainment ; Willowdale, Ont. : Distributed by Universal Studios Canada, [2005]
Edition: Collector's ed. --
ISBN: 9781417034710
1417034718
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (1 hr., 58 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm., in container

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BBRUTTIG
May 03, 2019

You have to see the HUMOR in this fantastic movie. Not all will see it. It maybe one of the greatest quotable, cult movies of all time. So funny to me. A stoner loser is mistaken for a rich dude and gets drawn into a bizarre adventure with his friends, bad guys, techno germans morons, bowlers, kidnapers, a kid, rich people and women, all wanting something from him. And THE DUDE's poor buddy Donny; he gets yelled at all the time by Goodman to S.T.F.U! Goodman is SO FUNNY & priceless as the "nut-case" wacko Viet Nam vet bowling buddy !

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Ron@Ottawa
Apr 21, 2019

This farce by the Coen Brothers is one of those films you either hate or like. The humour is there, and the acting is good. But after a while I just got put off by the two 'loser' characters played by Bridges and Goodman. The 'artist' played by Julianne Moore wanting sex with the Lebowski character? It just boggles my mind......

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chuckamundo
Mar 18, 2019

Well, OK, once again it's a matter of "Hype". Watched it and point in fact ALL the cast HAVE done way better movies by better or worse renowned directors. SO, once again we have the "Coen" brothers "Hype" on a mundane middle of the road movie "story" that if ANY of the above wasn't there then this movie would be seriously "B". I think that the backers or investors to make the movie and the professional level talent "bought" into the sales-pitch from the Coen brothers. I think that story-line, presentation, and talent, make a good movie. The first, stank, YES, stank and i know that's harsh but objective. Presentation was no big woop as the locations in the scene's were "bleh". Last one, SERIOUSLY(?), they saved this movie from the dumpster, LARGE, and I can't rate a movie because a particular actor appears in it and does a "professional" job. It's still a "B" movie no matter who does the slicing.

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whatcomhillwalker
Nov 15, 2018

I couldn't believe all the negative library patron reviews on this flick so I opted to write my own positive review. The first time I saw this Cohen Brothers film I was underimpressed by it too. I don't think I even finished it. What's the point? Why is it relevant?
I teach a college class and every quarter I make a list of everyone's all time favorite movies. It's a culture building experiment. For years this movie appeared on every list so I revisited it.
After about the 3rd viewing I began to understand. I've seen it at least 10 times now and find myself understanding where I fit in the Lebowski cosmos.
In my first viewing I could not see what was special about it. I think that's because I knew all the characters in real life and I suspect I was one or more of those characters. As I aged I distanced myself from that lifestyle and found myself on the outside looking in rather than a fish swimming in the waters. Now I watch the film for the characters that I miss. A nostalgia for the past America of my youth. That and the music. It's a great film but that's just my opinion man.

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cmarie20
Nov 14, 2018

I watched it because everyone says, "OMG, you've never seen The Big Lebowski?!" OK - I've seen it. Whoopee -

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jul 05, 2018

In this case of mistaken identity, Jeff Lebowski is mistaken for Jeffrey Lebowski, and as a result he is beaten up. However, after tracking down the man that he was mistaken for, Jeff is recruited to help find Jeffrey’s wife who has been kidnapped. With the help of some very strange yet interesting characters, Jeff goes on to complete this task that he is not exactly sure he can do. This movie is bizarre, crazy, and hilarious all in one. I would rate this movie 4/5 stars for it’s interesting performances, and recommend it to those who love absurdity as well as crime films. @THe_Reviewer of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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lakeland53
Jun 30, 2018

This movie was very boring to me. Long has it been since I left my days of pot smoking as a prelude, mid-day snack, and finish to my day. (I'm not talking med marijuana. Some people need that, and it's much better than opioids in a lot of instances.)
Lebowski, played by Jeff Bridges, smokes pot, drinks, doesn't have a full-time job. His friends and he are a part of the long-gone 1970's era of let's get high and feel better, and one is even a part of the revolution of the Viet Nam War. The time of the film is the 1990's era, and I was just bored by the humor, the story of the characters.
I watched it because the supporting cast is made up of strong character actors who work all the time in the industry now, and it was the beginning, or near beginning of their careers. They were very good, as was Jeff Bridges. I just didn't like the story, and Lebowski lifestyle is boring for me to watch.

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MT60
Jun 14, 2018

All-star cast in very disjointed film. Jeff Bridges just plays Jeff Bridges. Clever one-liners now and then, but lots of nonsense repetitive dialogue. Glad I watched it, but it's overrated.

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humbleworm
Feb 06, 2018

The Wikipedia page for this film sums it up pretty well with the quote from Joel Coen: "characters trying to unravel a mystery, as well as having a hopelessly complex plot that's ultimately unimportant." It has a bizarre cast of quotable characters and, in keeping with Samuel Clemens' definition of a classic, it is worth seeing at least once.

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ginafeil
Jan 31, 2018

This movie has everything- German nihilists, a Vietnam veteran bowler with a short fuse, White Russian cocktails, fake kidnapping, and a mistaken identity.

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reginator_22
Jan 25, 2018

The Dude: 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, that or, uh, His Dudeness, or uh, Duder, or El Duderino if you're not into the whole brevity thing.

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godaddyo
Dec 28, 2013

"The Dude abides" - The Dude

Unclose Jan 26, 2013

"New sh*t has come to light"

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Monolith
May 30, 2012

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."

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Monolith
May 30, 2012

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..."

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Monolith
May 30, 2012

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..."

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Monolith
May 30, 2012

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."

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Monolith
May 30, 2012

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

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Lisa_B
Oct 12, 2010

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

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reginator_22
Feb 15, 2018

Other: Drug content.

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chpl2
Apr 21, 2016

Coarse Language: As The Stranger says "I like your style Dude, but do you have to cuss so much?"

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Emily38
Sep 04, 2010

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