Title: The Big Lebowski
Director: Joel Coen
Writers: Ethan Coen & Joel Coen
Starring: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi, David Huddleston, Philip Seymour Hoffman
Music: Carter Burwell, plus lots of non-original music
Distinctions: currently #152 on IMDb’s Top 250
Synopsis: a middle-aged stoner and his bowling buddies inadvertently get involved in a kidnapping scheme
How I saw it: on video a number of times (used to have on DVD), most recently two days ago (rented from Netflix)
Subjective Rating: 8/10 (Great).
9/10 (1 point off for concept) c. 3.5/4 (Very good).
Sort of the ultimate Coen Brothers movie – not their best and certainly not my favorite (not that I don’t think it’s hilarious), but probably the most Coen-y.