(Joel Coen, US 1998, 117 min., 35mm)
Following the massive success of Fargo, the Coen brothers released The Big Lebowski, an oddball comedy that ultimately polarized critics and floundered at the box office. Over time, however, the film has spawned a massive cult following, largely a result of its memorable characters and outrageous scenarios. Jeff Bridges (as the Dude), John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, and a stable of Coen regulars provide the backbone for what is arguably one of the funniest movies of the ’90s. Featuring an equally eclectic soundtrack, it’s no wonder that The Big Lebowski has made such a lasting impression. Hoffman’s role as Lebowski’s bumbling personal secretary reaffirmed his place as a unique actor capable of holding the screen with anyone.
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