The Big Lebowski|
Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, 1998
#12, 1998 Skandies
This one'll be short. There are those who say that the best response to a
creative work is not an analysis but another creative work, and I've already
written my response to this movie. I imagine that most people reading this
are already familiar with it, but if not, go
check it out.
(Quick eval: comedy tends not to hold up to repeated viewings as well as
other genres, so while I damaged several internal organs laughing at e.g.
the part with the marmot the first few times I watched this, I wasn't quite
so transported this time around. The Dude remains one of the all-time
classic fictional characters, and Julianne Moore is quite fetching with her
Brahmin accent and Molly haircut, but John Goodman's character is annoying
enough to drag the film down out of pantheon range.)
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