THE BIG LEBOWSKI
ELEVEN, Tuesday, 9pm, MA15+ ( 1998)
The Coen Brothers showcased their weird genius with this screwball comedy of mistaken identity. Jeff Bridges ( pictured) is a revelation as a stoner layabout The Dude. When two mobsters mistake him for a millionaire with a loan to repay, the victim is The Dude’s beloved rug, leading him and buddy Walter ( John Goodman) on a quest for payback. Along the way they encounter almost every eccentric in LA – hippies, nihilists and a bowling enthusiast. With an anarchic script and a warmth beyond the reach of most comedies,
Lebowski is a rare achievement.