Res Hall Review

Reid Stratton

The Big Lewbowski (1998)
Running Time: 117 min
Stars: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore
Found at: Colman DeskThe Dude (Bridges) gets caught up in a wild goose chase for the kidnapped wife of a millionaire with the same surname as the Dude. A ridiculous and hilarious cast crawls from the woodwork during the course of this film, which has about as many twists as a Chubby Checker concert. An unlikely resolution leaves the audience with a surprising sense of peace after a long and winding movie.

Comments: This film, just six years old, is already a member of the contemporary classic hall of fame. Call it a foray into postmodern spirituality, call it a sign of the degradation of Western morals, just make sure you see it over and over and over again. Besides being one of the funniest and most quotable movies of the ’90s, this movie’s characters are so endearing and so frustrating you’ll think that you’ve been transported to a family reunion. This is a beautifully written and directed movie that is perfect for watching with a crowd of friends. Just don’t invite that guy who always talks through the important parts. A

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