The Big Lebowski (1998)

R   |    |  Comedy, Crime, Sport


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Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire of the same name, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.


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5 February 1999 | Engine-2
A celebration of the ultimate man, nay, the ultimate dude
I'd heard a lot of bad press about this movie. Not as good as Fargo, was a much used phrase. I wasn't overly impressed with Fargo, the atmosphere just didn't click for me, but anyway, that made me a little apprehensive about this.

It's easily better than Fargo, IMHO, and it's right up there with Barton Fink or Miller's Crossing. A true comedy classic with so many memorable lines and characters, but it's the movie's atmosphere which is so truly joyous, a wonderful celebration of basically doing nothing. Achieving one's goals is important, yes, but it's okay to set them low, is what I perceived this movie to be saying. As long as one is basically a good guy, then that's enough. Well, that's what it seemed like to me, and it was expressed so beautifully in the stunning cast of grotesques, lovely music ( although more Burwell would have been nice ), and the trippiest, funniest, most absurd dream sequences you've ever seen. Great stuff.

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Release Date:

6 March 1998

Language

English, German, Hebrew, Spanish


Country of Origin

USA, UK

Filming Locations

10231 Charing Cross Road, Beverly Hills, California, USA

Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,533,844 8 March 1998

Gross USA:

$18,034,458

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$46,739,566

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