Big Lebowski, the dude abides. A cult classic from 1998

Every now and again a movie comes along that stands the test of time. The cult classic, The Big Lebowski, is a cult classic that has certainly achieved this.

The film was selected for inclusion in the National Film Registry by the American Library of Congress in 2014. Deemed as “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” On its release date the response from the box office was luke warm but in later years the true brilliance of the plot, cinematography and comedy gained more appreciation among the viewing public.

Starring Jeff Bridges and John Goodman, Bridges plays a hapless LA stoner who gets assaulted as a result of being mistakenly identified as a wealthy businessman of a similar name. The two end up involved in a kidnapping drama and various other events as a result of approaching Lebowsky’s namesake to get a rug replaced that had been peed on during the home invasion and assault.

The Big Lebowski, a cult classic
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What follows is a fast-paced, hilarious romp which has everything from young trophy wives, to double crossing and even a little bit of light bondage. You’ll also have to tolerate some drug use, bad driving and profanity.

For all that, it is a movie that can be watched again and again. Totally hilarious and extremely entertaining. If you haven’t seen it then you should. Otherwise you’ll never truly be able to call yourself a dude, dude. For all of that, it’s probably a movie you may want to watch with the lads. Not really female or child friendly.

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Big Lebowski, the dude abides. A cult classic from 1998

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