The Big Lebowski
"The Big Lebowski" by Yojimbo
A bowling obsessed waster becomes embroiled in a plot to kidnap a big shot's trophy wife when a Chinaman pisses on a rug that REALLY holds the room together. Probably the Coen brothers' best loved effort to date, The Big Lebowski is far more a straight up comedy than most that's a laugh out loud funny pastiche with the concept of a kahlua swilling, clueless deadbeat inhabiting the world of Film Noir. Some aspects of it have dated a little; Julianne Moore's pretentious feminist is a little irritating and the broad comedy of the fetishwear clad German nihilists has not stood the test of time so well, but this film is all about the partnership of an ever brilliant Jeff Bridges and John Goodman's terminally uptight, loud mouthed Vietnam vet and they are hilarious. It's far more about laughs than plot and it lacks the sophistication of Fargo, but when it's funny, it's VERY funny. The Dude abides.