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The Big Lebowski

The Big Lebowski
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  • This film played during the 2014 Florida Film Festival
  • Directed by: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
  • USA, 1998, 119 minutes
  • Rated R

It’s been called the “# 1 cult film of all time!” (Boston Globe) and “the most worshipped comedy of its generation” (Rolling Stone). With THE BIG LEBOWSKI, the Academy Award®-winning Coen brothers (Fargo, No Country for Old Men) have rolled a perfect game. This is a hilariously loopy comedy about bowling, a severed toe, White Russians, kidnapping, and a stoner named … The Dude. Jeff “The Dude” Lebowski doesn’t want any drama in his life. Heck, he can’t even be bothered with a job. But after his rug is destroyed in a twisted case of mistaken identity, he must embark on a quest with his bowling buddies, becoming entangled in a series of comic misadventures and neo-noir intrigue throughout L.A. that would make Raymond Chandler rethink The Big Sleep as a Marx Brothers vehicle. One of the best casts imaginable, including Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi, John Turturro, David Thewlis, Sam Elliott, and the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, make this insanely funny shaggy-dog story an ecstatic experience to savor over and over again. And what better place to do it than under the stars on the Enzian lawn for this year’s FFF Wednesday Night Pitcher Show?

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