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UNpopular Opinion: The Big Lebowski

05.03.2011

Written by:Alex Keen

THE UNPOPULAR OPINION is an ongoing column featuring different takes on films that either the writer HATED, but that the majority of film fans LOVED, or that the writer LOVED, but that most others LOATHED. We're hoping this column will promote constructive and geek fueled discussion. Enjoy!

Hi there. Remember me? I was the dude who liked INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL. Well, anyways, my guess is that you’re here because the title of this column indicates I have some strong feelings about THE BIG LEBOWSKI. Perhaps you’re one of those people who make obnoxious references to the Dudes while I’m at the bar. Maybe you’re one of those impressionable dudes that has to be the cool guy and order a White Russian because the dude says so. No matter what the reason you might have for being here, I am proud to say that I disdain THE BIG LEBOWSKI and resent all of you for reminding me what the dude abides.

Before I give you my problems with the film, I am willing to admit that there are some admirable qualities to THE BIG LEBOWSKI. The cast is a solid collection of the best character actors of 1998: Buscemi, Tuturro, Julianne Moore, Peter Stormare, and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Billy Bob Thornton and Ed Harris must have had better gigs or they would have rounded out the bunch. Needless to say, this group is a solid bunch of character actors and, for my money, this movie has one of the coolest characters John Turturro has ever played. Jesus is just plain bad ass.

If you were paying attention to my list, however, you will notice that I excluded one of the central actors from my list: John Goodman. While I am a big fan of Goodman’s work, in THE BIG LEBOWSKI he is practically unlikable and unenjoyable. Everything here is histrionics. Shouting about this and screaming about that. While I can respect that some characters are designed to be over-the-top, Goodman’s interpretation of crazy is just not convincing. Through all of his crazy gun-waving bombast, Goodman’s inability to contain his own laughter kills the performance. I don’t feel that he truly committed to the role and made Walter more of a cartoon rather than a living character. Check out Robert Carlyle in TRAINSPOTTING for a dose of real crazy.

Connected directly to my issues with Goodman’s performance is the overall tone of the movie. In the cinematic timeline of the Coen brothers, THE BIG LEBOWSKI falls between FARGO and O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU? In comparison, LEBOWSKI seems to be less of a genre film and more of hodge podge of everything. While FARGO is succinctly a thriller and O BROTHER is a comedy, THE BIG LEBOWSKI tries to be both. Just when something dramatic happens it’s as if something comedic has to happen to lighten the mood. The simple logic seems to be that the Coens intend for this to be thriller featuring a bumbling stoner.

While that’s great on paper, I was left with comedic scenes that are too real and not very funny and serious scenes that are weakened by failed comedy. It’s reminiscent of a barrage of crappy knock-off genre blending movies that looked to capitalize on the successful formula within PULP FICTION. Specifically, I’m talking about forgettable crap like 8 HEADS IN A DUFFEL BAG, 2 DAYS IN THE VALLEY, and THINGS TO DO IN DENVER WHEN YOU’RE DEAD. While THE BIG LEBOWSKI has a much better pedigree, all of these films fail to juggle multiple genres successfully.

What makes this genre juggling especially disappointing is the fact the Coens were so good at it with RAISING ARIZONA and BURN AFTER READING. Perhaps it’s because these two movies emphasize the comedic aspects more than THE BIG LEBOWSKI does. The slapstick of RAISING ARIZONA kills off any high expectations of a reality that LEBOWSKI clings to despite itself. At the same time, BURN AFTER READING goes straight to the gut with violence while still bubbling with goofy characterizations. I’m willing to admit that BURN AFTER READING isn’t for everyone; however, it’s management of multiple genres is far cleaner and more entertaining than LEBOWSKI.

~Interlude~

Before I go on, I want to take a second to remind you that this column is not meant to make you pissed off. It’s not designed for you to spend hours consulting your copies of the the Coen Brother’s box set to fact check my words. It’s here to rile you up if you’re a fan. It’s here to not only piss you off but to get you really thinking deeply about what you love about this film. I’m not here to make you my enemy or to have you e-mail JoBlo about how much I suck. I’m here to remind you that not everyone is going to love the shit that you obsess over. Consider me that obnoxious classmate or co-worker that just doesn’t agree with you every time.

~Back to the Show~

Finally, my last two issues with this movie are with the character of the Dude and those of you that worship him. First off, my problem with the dude is not because he’s a pothead. There are plenty of iconic potheads that I worship at their stashes: Slater from DAZED AND CONFUSED, Jay from every stinkin’ Kevin Smith movie, and... Cheech and/or Chong. For me, Lebowski is just a farce of a pothead. Through every step I am not convinced that Jeff Bridges truly is a pothead. (After playing the Dude in real life for the next decade he has become one) Instead, he comes across like a clean-cut choir boy trying to be a stoner. Dare I say, he might just be the Anne Hathaway of stoners. It’s all acting and no sense of reality.

Worse than Bridges’ attempt to play a stoner is die hard fan of THE BIG LEBOWSKI. Those of you that have to drink your White Russians... not because you like them... but because the Dude likes him. Those of you that would comment on this story if I didn’t capitalize the “D” in The Dude. Those of you that shoot quotes at me because I say the word abide. Hell, when I checked-in to watch this movie someone messaged me: “One of my favorite movies. The dude abides!” Seriously, people, THE BIG LEBOWSKI is okay. But it’s not even close to as good people say it is. Hell, it’s not even the best Coen brothers movie.

So, please, for the love of all things, stop obnoxiously quoting this subpar Coen brother effort. Hell, while you’re at it, stop quoting ANCHORMAN too.

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2:08PM on 10/14/2011

you suck...

you sir have shit taste in movies and quite frankly, i think you are a a negative nancy bitch.
you sir have shit taste in movies and quite frankly, i think you are a a negative nancy bitch.
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1:41PM on 06/07/2011

....ooooooook...

I love the Coens. Now I won't go so far as to say every film theyve ever made is cinematic genius, but it is quite clear that if someone doesnt like a GOOD Coen Bros film (Lebowski, Fargo, No Country) its generally because A) they were expecting something totally different. -or- B) they have no real understanding of whats going on or any of the subtext involved. After reading this, it is painfully clear you fall into category B. "...seems to be less of a genre film and more of a hodge podge of
I love the Coens. Now I won't go so far as to say every film theyve ever made is cinematic genius, but it is quite clear that if someone doesnt like a GOOD Coen Bros film (Lebowski, Fargo, No Country) its generally because A) they were expecting something totally different. -or- B) they have no real understanding of whats going on or any of the subtext involved. After reading this, it is painfully clear you fall into category B. "...seems to be less of a genre film and more of a hodge podge of everything..." and interpreting Goodman's character as "crazy" shows that this film may be a little too deep for you. Walter is one of the only characters who gets things right (most of the time), he is meant to be passionate, not crazy. "What the fuck does anything have to do with Vietnam, Walter?!" There is so much going on beneath the surface of every Coen Bro film. Granted, if you dont like the movie you probably could care less about the subtext. Go watch Avatar or something
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12:58AM on 06/03/2011
hater.
hater.
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9:12PM on 06/02/2011
I never found this movie remotely interesting. That said, it doesn't at all mean its a bad film. It just wasn't part of my personal film tastes and I have no issues with others thinking that it's great.
I never found this movie remotely interesting. That said, it doesn't at all mean its a bad film. It just wasn't part of my personal film tastes and I have no issues with others thinking that it's great.
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1:50PM on 05/16/2011
Mark at zero!
Mark at zero!
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4:32PM on 05/13/2011

sounds like your real problem

is the fans of the movie. I'm ok with this column and enjoy reading them form time to time. But this time, it looks like you just have a vendetta against some of the more "obnoxious" fans that are out there.

This column is out of place, to be honest, I think you missed the point of the movie. Some have already stated it on here, and to this day this is right up there with O'Brother for me. And I especially agree with WP-DFA.
is the fans of the movie. I'm ok with this column and enjoy reading them form time to time. But this time, it looks like you just have a vendetta against some of the more "obnoxious" fans that are out there.

This column is out of place, to be honest, I think you missed the point of the movie. Some have already stated it on here, and to this day this is right up there with O'Brother for me. And I especially agree with WP-DFA.
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1:23AM on 05/10/2011

Right On

Lebowski is Cohen bros 2nd worst movie behind Hudsucker Proxy. Thank you for being the voice of reason. I listened to two guys in a film class talk about registering with the church of the dude online and i couldn't believe what i was hearing. Thank you also for pointing out what I call the Post Pulp Fiction crap. the list of movies greenlit after PF, because of PF is endless and nauseating.
Lebowski is Cohen bros 2nd worst movie behind Hudsucker Proxy. Thank you for being the voice of reason. I listened to two guys in a film class talk about registering with the church of the dude online and i couldn't believe what i was hearing. Thank you also for pointing out what I call the Post Pulp Fiction crap. the list of movies greenlit after PF, because of PF is endless and nauseating.
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5:24AM on 05/08/2011
I LOVE LAMP
I LOVE LAMP
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8:49PM on 05/07/2011
Booooooooo.
Booooooooo.
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12:02PM on 05/05/2011

Wait....

Things To Do In Denver Is Crap?

man I friggin' love that movie.
Things To Do In Denver Is Crap?

man I friggin' love that movie.
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4:36AM on 05/05/2011

Seriously?

You consider Jesus the pedophile to be "bad ass?" Wow... just... wow...
You consider Jesus the pedophile to be "bad ass?" Wow... just... wow...
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8:03PM on 05/04/2011
Dont love the movie, dont hate the movie. its just one of those movies somewhere in between that I watch just to watch
Dont love the movie, dont hate the movie. its just one of those movies somewhere in between that I watch just to watch
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6:47PM on 05/04/2011

damn dude

I respect your opinion and I'm not offended by it, but this quote really made me lose respect for you and your article

"Before I go on, I want to take a second to remind you that this column is not meant to make you pissed off. Itís not designed for you to spend hours consulting your copies of the the Coen Brotherís box set to fact check my words. Itís here to rile you up if youíre a fan."

that is not what the UNpopular Opinion articles are for. They are for expressing an honest opinion
I respect your opinion and I'm not offended by it, but this quote really made me lose respect for you and your article

"Before I go on, I want to take a second to remind you that this column is not meant to make you pissed off. Itís not designed for you to spend hours consulting your copies of the the Coen Brotherís box set to fact check my words. Itís here to rile you up if youíre a fan."

that is not what the UNpopular Opinion articles are for. They are for expressing an honest opinion that's in the minority, and I didn't have a problem with your writeup until I read that, but because you read that it implies that you wrote this to piss people off more than you did to share an opposite opinion with honest intentions, not TRYING to piss people off (even though that would be the case either way, most likely)
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3:18PM on 05/04/2011

I agree

Jeff Bridges is great and the movie ok but come on now.
Jeff Bridges is great and the movie ok but come on now.
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1:42PM on 05/04/2011
Big Lebowski is one of those movies that I didn't like the first time around-hell, I even found it a tad boring. But somehow, it grew on me through subsequent viewings, and its idiosyncratic characters became almost endearing. I love all the actors involved and think it's just a fun, lovable cult classic. I don't take it any more seriously than that. It's no cinematic breakthrough, but it's funny, quotable, and ridiculous. It's not for everyone. But to me, The Dude will always abide in the
Big Lebowski is one of those movies that I didn't like the first time around-hell, I even found it a tad boring. But somehow, it grew on me through subsequent viewings, and its idiosyncratic characters became almost endearing. I love all the actors involved and think it's just a fun, lovable cult classic. I don't take it any more seriously than that. It's no cinematic breakthrough, but it's funny, quotable, and ridiculous. It's not for everyone. But to me, The Dude will always abide in the goofiest corner of my heart.
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11:00AM on 05/04/2011

I agree

I watched this with open arms years ago I just failed to get the profound appeal (a knack I have with Coen stuff). As for the fanhood, it seems far less prevalent and less obnoxious than people who worship genuinely bad movies (If I see the fucking Boondock Saints in one more facebook profile...). So, I empathize, and don't know why so many people buy this movie, but it doesn't bother me much.
I watched this with open arms years ago I just failed to get the profound appeal (a knack I have with Coen stuff). As for the fanhood, it seems far less prevalent and less obnoxious than people who worship genuinely bad movies (If I see the fucking Boondock Saints in one more facebook profile...). So, I empathize, and don't know why so many people buy this movie, but it doesn't bother me much.
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10:21AM on 05/04/2011
The Big Lebowski is boring. The characters and world which they are in make no sense, and annoy me to no end. Much like The Royal Tannenbaums, this moves was just "cool" to like by my generation when we were all in college, but no one actually had a real reason for liking it. This article could have gone much further with describing the annoying d-bags who worship "the dude."
The Big Lebowski is boring. The characters and world which they are in make no sense, and annoy me to no end. Much like The Royal Tannenbaums, this moves was just "cool" to like by my generation when we were all in college, but no one actually had a real reason for liking it. This article could have gone much further with describing the annoying d-bags who worship "the dude."
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1:26AM on 05/10/2011
I loved Royal Tannenbaums. There are plenty of reasons to like that movie. I didn't know it was hip to like it. i wasn't in college, and I had no expectations. I wasn't sold on Wes Anderson being a genius before I saw that, bit I was after. Please don't mention that and Big lebowski in the same paragraph again.
I loved Royal Tannenbaums. There are plenty of reasons to like that movie. I didn't know it was hip to like it. i wasn't in college, and I had no expectations. I wasn't sold on Wes Anderson being a genius before I saw that, bit I was after. Please don't mention that and Big lebowski in the same paragraph again.
4:19AM on 05/04/2011

This agression will not stand!

It has been said already, but it bears repeating that The Big Lebowski is most definitely not aspiring to be a thriller. It's a farce of film noir/Raymond Chandler-style PI stories.
"I'm a Brother Seamus."
"...what, like an Irish Monk?"
It has been said already, but it bears repeating that The Big Lebowski is most definitely not aspiring to be a thriller. It's a farce of film noir/Raymond Chandler-style PI stories.
"I'm a Brother Seamus."
"...what, like an Irish Monk?"
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2:23AM on 05/04/2011

Interesting points

I think there are some interesting points here, because some of the things pointed out as flaws are actually things I think are clearly intentional. The dude is definitely a farce of stoners and that is central to the film. Walter as a farce is also very clear. The whole film is supposed to be a bizarre pastiche of various cultural aspects. The Coens are masters of making comedies that often over-think their own silliness; they use redundant dialogue intentionally, characters never know
I think there are some interesting points here, because some of the things pointed out as flaws are actually things I think are clearly intentional. The dude is definitely a farce of stoners and that is central to the film. Walter as a farce is also very clear. The whole film is supposed to be a bizarre pastiche of various cultural aspects. The Coens are masters of making comedies that often over-think their own silliness; they use redundant dialogue intentionally, characters never know anything, situations are too bizarre to be real. It's like a weird novel.
Personally I didn't like Burn After Reading that much; I felt it was kind of boring sometimes and that it lacked the very oddball comedy stylings of Lebowski that are herein lambasted. Its demonstrates the points that Burn goes for but with much more warmth; at least in my opinion. Burn had too many people being just kind of obnoxious.
And for the record; I do enjoy White Russians and Black Russians because Vodka, kahlua and cream fit my pallet. Boosh.
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12:38AM on 05/04/2011
My biggest grammar pet peeve in the universe is when people say "anyways." I stopped reading very early into this article, didn't make it past the second sentence. I'm so sorry. I really am. I'm not a grammar Nazi, but it is very specifically "anyways" that gets to me. So you get a neutral. LUCKY YOU.
My biggest grammar pet peeve in the universe is when people say "anyways." I stopped reading very early into this article, didn't make it past the second sentence. I'm so sorry. I really am. I'm not a grammar Nazi, but it is very specifically "anyways" that gets to me. So you get a neutral. LUCKY YOU.
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1:32AM on 05/04/2011
An added 's' to a real word drives you that crazy?
An added 's' to a real word drives you that crazy?
9:31AM on 05/04/2011
That's rights.
That's rights.
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12:20AM on 05/04/2011
I agree with many of your points, though not all of them. I have always said this movie has great and memorable characters, but there is simply no story to go along with them. It's great actors in search of something to do. If the Coen Bros had actually come up with a decent middle and end to their beginning that showed potential, this would have been more universally well received. But, because the Dude ended up such an iconic archetype, no one really notices the lack of anything
I agree with many of your points, though not all of them. I have always said this movie has great and memorable characters, but there is simply no story to go along with them. It's great actors in search of something to do. If the Coen Bros had actually come up with a decent middle and end to their beginning that showed potential, this would have been more universally well received. But, because the Dude ended up such an iconic archetype, no one really notices the lack of anything interesting happening in his world.
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8:58PM on 05/03/2011

At last...

Thank you. I always felt this film became a classic because it was 'in Vogue' - that it was 'cool' to like it. Still to this day I don't understand what the fuss is about. (To all JoBlo-ers: before you freak out - I'm not slapping your balls or attacking one of your [link] that 'can't be contradicted or we'll mark you down -25'. Okay? Just my view.)
Thank you. I always felt this film became a classic because it was 'in Vogue' - that it was 'cool' to like it. Still to this day I don't understand what the fuss is about. (To all JoBlo-ers: before you freak out - I'm not slapping your balls or attacking one of your [link] that 'can't be contradicted or we'll mark you down -25'. Okay? Just my view.)
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8:26PM on 05/03/2011
This column feels like a lot of ranting recently.
This column feels like a lot of ranting recently.
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8:01PM on 05/03/2011
You know I actually really liked the idea of this column when it started but after a while it seems that this isn't really an "unpopular" opinion as far as mainstream audiences go, it's just somewhat unpopular to the Joblo crowd. Many people didn't like the departed, inception, dark knight, and many people did like Indy 4, Last airbender, etc. But those people aren't necessarily unpopular, just stupid is all.
You know I actually really liked the idea of this column when it started but after a while it seems that this isn't really an "unpopular" opinion as far as mainstream audiences go, it's just somewhat unpopular to the Joblo crowd. Many people didn't like the departed, inception, dark knight, and many people did like Indy 4, Last airbender, etc. But those people aren't necessarily unpopular, just stupid is all.
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7:47PM on 05/03/2011

OVER THE LINE

mark his opinion 0, dude.
mark his opinion 0, dude.
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7:17PM on 05/03/2011
Every time I see this movie, I realize that it's no longer great, but it has many great moments sandwiched between filler.

Burn After Reading on the other hand irritated me. Only Coen movie I've seen that I had a bad time with.
Every time I see this movie, I realize that it's no longer great, but it has many great moments sandwiched between filler.

Burn After Reading on the other hand irritated me. Only Coen movie I've seen that I had a bad time with.
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6:54PM on 05/03/2011
he's not supposed to be a pothead, he's supposed to be The Dude.
he's not supposed to be a pothead, he's supposed to be The Dude.
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10:18AM on 05/04/2011
YOU are the problem!
YOU are the problem!
6:54PM on 05/03/2011
hahahahahhaahahaha. Deep breath. hahhahahahahahahah. Is the next one going to be about how bin laden was misunderstood? You crack me up!
hahahahahhaahahaha. Deep breath. hahhahahahahahahah. Is the next one going to be about how bin laden was misunderstood? You crack me up!
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6:42PM on 05/03/2011
Alex, I defended you with "Crystal Skull"- it's a fun action/ adventure movie. Here, you lay out some fine points for not liking the movie (histornics and all), but have clearly missed the actual point of the film. This is in no way a thriller, nor is it at all trying to be. I am not sure what made you think it was attempting to be such, but the whole is a farce of the typical PI films (ie- "The Big Sleep", or anything by Hammet). Seeing as such, even the more dramatic scenes are played for
Alex, I defended you with "Crystal Skull"- it's a fun action/ adventure movie. Here, you lay out some fine points for not liking the movie (histornics and all), but have clearly missed the actual point of the film. This is in no way a thriller, nor is it at all trying to be. I am not sure what made you think it was attempting to be such, but the whole is a farce of the typical PI films (ie- "The Big Sleep", or anything by Hammet). Seeing as such, even the more dramatic scenes are played for laughs, because it is all meant to be funny, it's over-the-top satire. "Fargo" and this film are closer than you think. They're both taking the conventions of X (the genres they are respectfully ribbing) and askew them to the point where nothing is serious. "Fargo" is just as big of a comedy as this is, just in a different genre. I am sorry to say, you honestly didn't understand this movie.

As for the hating of the hardcore fans (of which I am not one; I like it and all, but the Coens easily have better films), I am totally onboard with you there.
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6:33PM on 05/03/2011
This column is impossible to take seriously.
This column is impossible to take seriously.
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6:01PM on 05/03/2011

I agree

The character of "The Dude" is not someone to look up to. sure he doesnt let stuff bother him, but he doesnt do anything. He is nuetral but a movie shouldn't advocate that. The Jokes werent funny, and i do recognize where the jokes suppose to be. And it had no ending. it just ends with him giving up on the situation. WTF, i hate the endings of most Coen Brother movies
The character of "The Dude" is not someone to look up to. sure he doesnt let stuff bother him, but he doesnt do anything. He is nuetral but a movie shouldn't advocate that. The Jokes werent funny, and i do recognize where the jokes suppose to be. And it had no ending. it just ends with him giving up on the situation. WTF, i hate the endings of most Coen Brother movies
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5:50PM on 05/03/2011
FYI columns like this are why i stopped reading CHUD and started coming to this site instead.
FYI columns like this are why i stopped reading CHUD and started coming to this site instead.
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6:08PM on 05/03/2011
I don't understand why you stopped going to a site just because of one column every week or so.
I don't understand why you stopped going to a site just because of one column every week or so.
9:54PM on 05/04/2011
columnS. Plural. They had a pretty negative spin on everything. I call it Faracism
columnS. Plural. They had a pretty negative spin on everything. I call it Faracism
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5:42PM on 05/03/2011

I respect your opinion,

No matter how misguided it is. I think you failed to realize that this was a comedy. I have never heard of anyone that thought this was supposed to be a thriller. Is there any way you could give us a column on how The Hangover completely failed as a horror movie? After all, someone slipping you roofies is scary.
No matter how misguided it is. I think you failed to realize that this was a comedy. I have never heard of anyone that thought this was supposed to be a thriller. Is there any way you could give us a column on how The Hangover completely failed as a horror movie? After all, someone slipping you roofies is scary.
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5:34PM on 05/03/2011
The Big Lebowski is a great film. I disagree with everything in this article.

There is no way that you like the pedophile Jesus and not like Walter because of how crazy and over the top he is.
The Big Lebowski is a great film. I disagree with everything in this article.

There is no way that you like the pedophile Jesus and not like Walter because of how crazy and over the top he is.
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5:33PM on 05/03/2011

You don't fuck with The Jesus

I think it's hilarious that the one thing you cited as "bad-ass" was a character that is a convicted child molester.
I think it's hilarious that the one thing you cited as "bad-ass" was a character that is a convicted child molester.
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5:31PM on 05/03/2011
Everyone else with the red comments have already said what I'm thinking, but I just wanted to add to the negative count with this comment because Lebowski is one of my favorite comedy's of all time (tries to be a thriller.. huh???)
Everyone else with the red comments have already said what I'm thinking, but I just wanted to add to the negative count with this comment because Lebowski is one of my favorite comedy's of all time (tries to be a thriller.. huh???)
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4:53PM on 05/03/2011
Well I don't like people that don't like Lebowski quotes.
Well I don't like people that don't like Lebowski quotes.
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4:42PM on 05/03/2011
Get back to worshiping The Room.
Get back to worshiping The Room.
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4:36PM on 05/03/2011
I'm also going to go enjoy a White Russian now... just to annoy you
I'm also going to go enjoy a White Russian now... just to annoy you
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4:32PM on 05/03/2011

Well, that's like your opinion man

First of all, it seems like you really dislike people who love this movie more than you dislike the movie itself. Second, you write that your column isn't written to "piss people off" but you keep referencing how fans of the movie get under your skin. ITS JUST A MOVIE BRO... LIGHTEN UP! You're entitled to your opinion just like the rest of us, but you hit below the belt when you insult people who enjoy this movie for what it is... damn, fine entertainment.
First of all, it seems like you really dislike people who love this movie more than you dislike the movie itself. Second, you write that your column isn't written to "piss people off" but you keep referencing how fans of the movie get under your skin. ITS JUST A MOVIE BRO... LIGHTEN UP! You're entitled to your opinion just like the rest of us, but you hit below the belt when you insult people who enjoy this movie for what it is... damn, fine entertainment.
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4:24PM on 05/03/2011
you should probably stop living now...
you should probably stop living now...
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4:20PM on 05/03/2011
I got through the first paragraph and just stopped reading all together. The dude definitely does not abide.
I got through the first paragraph and just stopped reading all together. The dude definitely does not abide.
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4:11PM on 05/03/2011

To each their own.

I didn't like No Country For Old Men, and I think that's the worst Cohen Bros. movie ever made. Mainly due to the piss poor story, but that's more due to McCarthy than the Cohens. My favorite Cohen movie is Hudsucker Proxy, which many find to be the worst. Again, it's all a matter one's own preferences.

To me, The Big Lebowski is hilarious because of the lengths that this stoner goes to just to get back a rug that 'tied the room together'. Are the uber fans of this movie annoying as all
I didn't like No Country For Old Men, and I think that's the worst Cohen Bros. movie ever made. Mainly due to the piss poor story, but that's more due to McCarthy than the Cohens. My favorite Cohen movie is Hudsucker Proxy, which many find to be the worst. Again, it's all a matter one's own preferences.

To me, The Big Lebowski is hilarious because of the lengths that this stoner goes to just to get back a rug that 'tied the room together'. Are the uber fans of this movie annoying as all hell? Yup. But then again, so are the morons that quote ad infinitum lines from any movie or tv show. That's no reason to base an article on fan bashing (because you obviously have no problem with the movie), when everyone has been guilty of it at one time or another.

Obviously you had a bad night out at the bar before you wrote this article, and it shows.
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7:48PM on 05/03/2011
*coen
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4:11PM on 05/03/2011

Agreed

I agree 100 percent with your post. In fact I posted a much shorter version of this very topic just last week on face book. I think hipster movie fans think they are supposed to like this movie, that's why there are always praising it.
I agree 100 percent with your post. In fact I posted a much shorter version of this very topic just last week on face book. I think hipster movie fans think they are supposed to like this movie, that's why there are always praising it.
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4:48PM on 05/03/2011
Nah, that's Donnie Darko...
Nah, that's Donnie Darko...
5:30PM on 05/03/2011
oof
oof
5:50PM on 05/03/2011
Nah, that's the Royal Tennenbaums...
Nah, that's the Royal Tennenbaums...
5:55PM on 05/03/2011
@Thumbs...seriously can't stop laughing about your Garden State comment. All I heard at work for a couple of years was "oh my gawd, it's like the deepest, most thought-provoking movie eva made."
@Thumbs...seriously can't stop laughing about your Garden State comment. All I heard at work for a couple of years was "oh my gawd, it's like the deepest, most thought-provoking movie eva made."
6:23PM on 05/03/2011
I don't get the Donnie Darko appeal either.
I don't get the Donnie Darko appeal either.
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3:55PM on 05/03/2011
This article is more about your dislike for the movies fans, than the actual movie itself. Your certainly entitled to your opinion, as we all are, but this article comes across more as you forcing it down peoples throats with a smug sense of superiority about it rather than a valid critique of the movie itself. I mean it was a thriller, are you joking? There's not one serious scene in the movie, even Donny's death is played for laughs.
This article is more about your dislike for the movies fans, than the actual movie itself. Your certainly entitled to your opinion, as we all are, but this article comes across more as you forcing it down peoples throats with a smug sense of superiority about it rather than a valid critique of the movie itself. I mean it was a thriller, are you joking? There's not one serious scene in the movie, even Donny's death is played for laughs.
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7:11PM on 05/03/2011
You've got it exactly.
You've got it exactly.
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3:54PM on 05/03/2011
You lack a sense of humor.
You lack a sense of humor.
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3:42PM on 05/03/2011
As other guys already mentioned you just donīt get it! There are different kind of comedy and what "the Big Lebowski" makes so hillarious is the fact that most of the movie is just played straight and based in reality but the characters and the situation they have to deal with are just surreal and crazy! But he, maybe there were just not enought flying CGI-squirrels in this flick for you. And maybe you were missing Shia Le Beouf. ;-)
As other guys already mentioned you just donīt get it! There are different kind of comedy and what "the Big Lebowski" makes so hillarious is the fact that most of the movie is just played straight and based in reality but the characters and the situation they have to deal with are just surreal and crazy! But he, maybe there were just not enought flying CGI-squirrels in this flick for you. And maybe you were missing Shia Le Beouf. ;-)
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3:40PM on 05/03/2011

The unpopular TROLL

Burn After Reading is more entertaining than The Big Lebowski? You liked Indiana Jones 4 and dislike Lebowski? Guys stop reading this guy is a TROLL for sure.
Burn After Reading is more entertaining than The Big Lebowski? You liked Indiana Jones 4 and dislike Lebowski? Guys stop reading this guy is a TROLL for sure.
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3:09PM on 05/03/2011

Fuck You

Just Kidding. But seriously, perhaps you don't "get" the Big Lebowski. I firstly want to look at your comments concerning his stonertude. Every pot head is different, just like every person. You don't need a pot head to play a pothead. That's why it's call acting. Jeff Bridges plays a decent pot head, the kind that has smoked so much reefer he maintains a constant high/sober balance. If you like Jesus, then why don't you like Walter? Both are over the top exaggerations and Goodman gives a
Just Kidding. But seriously, perhaps you don't "get" the Big Lebowski. I firstly want to look at your comments concerning his stonertude. Every pot head is different, just like every person. You don't need a pot head to play a pothead. That's why it's call acting. Jeff Bridges plays a decent pot head, the kind that has smoked so much reefer he maintains a constant high/sober balance. If you like Jesus, then why don't you like Walter? Both are over the top exaggerations and Goodman gives a unique, committed performance. Quite frankly, if you look closely, The Big Lebowski is an inverse version of the Long Goodbye, starring Elliot Gould about straight laced Phillip Marlowe in zany hippy infested 60's Los Angeles. Here, The Dude is the zany hippy and Los Angeles is the straight laced thing he's dealing with. Also, the Dude is an aged stoner/hippie. Nobody stays the stoner they were as a teenager or in college. Also, where is the drama? Donnie dying? That's the punch line of the whole film! Usually for a dramatic, shocking death in a film, a beloved or somehow central character bites the dust. The irony and humor in Donnie's death was how indifferent they all were to him and how inconsequential he was in life. Even as they try to be respectful of his wishes post-mortem, Walter still clearly doesn't give a fuck about Donnie, making the whole thing about himself. It's a joke. A meta joke, but a joke! There's no drama in the Big Lebowski, but the Coens also didn't want a slapstick comedy either. Also, if you know anything about noir, its about the understated. Detectives might carry pistols, but there are no shoot outs and the showdowns are, like the Big Lebowski, a ton of exposition laying out the central mystery and then generally there's a big nothing when push comes to shove, just like in the Big Lebowski. It's a wonderfully sardonic neo-noir film, that's all. Get over yourself.
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2:58PM on 05/03/2011

Revisionist History

I visited the Sundance Film Festival three years in a row with my film school and that is where I saw The Big Lebowski for the first time. After the screening was finished and the Coens ended their Q&A, the "buzz" in the Eccles was negative. Most people were not happy with the choice to follow up the "brilliant" Fargo with a stoner comedy. And that was pretty much the feeling when the film was released in theaters; "what were they thinking?!!?" The people I saw the film with were surprised that
I visited the Sundance Film Festival three years in a row with my film school and that is where I saw The Big Lebowski for the first time. After the screening was finished and the Coens ended their Q&A, the "buzz" in the Eccles was negative. Most people were not happy with the choice to follow up the "brilliant" Fargo with a stoner comedy. And that was pretty much the feeling when the film was released in theaters; "what were they thinking?!!?" The people I saw the film with were surprised that I found it funny because, at the time, I was in the very small minority. It was only after the film made it to video that it found an audience that appreciated it. So no one should be surprised that there are people in the World that find this film unfunny because that was the initial reaction the film had.
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2:51PM on 05/03/2011
What part of this film is a thriller? I mean seriously, I have never ever seen anything in this film that would make it a thriller. All I have ever noticed was how damn funny it is. Never once did I see any intent to make a thriller or have any suspense in it. How can you have suspense when you know the whole film that the rich girl is out driving around trashed?

Ya know what..."Shut the fuck up Alex!"

Come on...ya knew it was coming. ;)
What part of this film is a thriller? I mean seriously, I have never ever seen anything in this film that would make it a thriller. All I have ever noticed was how damn funny it is. Never once did I see any intent to make a thriller or have any suspense in it. How can you have suspense when you know the whole film that the rich girl is out driving around trashed?

Ya know what..."Shut the fuck up Alex!"

Come on...ya knew it was coming. ;)
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2:35PM on 05/03/2011
Joblo gave it like a 6/10 on this site when he first saw it and reviewed it.
Joblo gave it like a 6/10 on this site when he first saw it and reviewed it.
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2:33PM on 05/03/2011

Yeah, well...

...that's just like, um, you're opinion, man.
...that's just like, um, you're opinion, man.
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2:27PM on 05/03/2011
I mean.. I respect your opinion and this one at least had valid reasons as to why you didn't like it (unlike the Indy IV article)..

but what's up with saying Fargo being solely a thriller? I laughed through most of it.
I mean.. I respect your opinion and this one at least had valid reasons as to why you didn't like it (unlike the Indy IV article)..

but what's up with saying Fargo being solely a thriller? I laughed through most of it.
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2:17PM on 05/03/2011

That's it Keen...

I'm gonna piss on your rug!
I'm gonna piss on your rug!
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2:13PM on 05/03/2011
the first time i saw it in the theater, i felt that i had missed the point entirely. based off of what i remembered from films like the hudsucker proxy and miller's crossing, i knew that it would probably require later viewings. 4 years later, after i expressed my lack of enthusiasm for the film, i watched it based of a friends repeated recommendations. i literally felt an epiphany for it's existential humor and celebration of nothingness. like the viewer, once the dude begins to think to hard
the first time i saw it in the theater, i felt that i had missed the point entirely. based off of what i remembered from films like the hudsucker proxy and miller's crossing, i knew that it would probably require later viewings. 4 years later, after i expressed my lack of enthusiasm for the film, i watched it based of a friends repeated recommendations. i literally felt an epiphany for it's existential humor and celebration of nothingness. like the viewer, once the dude begins to think to hard about what it's all about, it becomes confusing and somewhat stressful to piece everything together. it's beauty is in it's simplicity. just sit back and let it all unfold and enjoy the ride. don't focus on the details, it's all going to explain itself.
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2:10PM on 05/03/2011
I was willing to read his argument until he said the films humor undermined the suspenseful scenes. What suspenseful scenes? Not one minute of this film even tries to be remotely suspenseful. Dramatic? Maybe, Donny's death is sad, but in no way do the Coens try and generate suspense out of this film.
I was willing to read his argument until he said the films humor undermined the suspenseful scenes. What suspenseful scenes? Not one minute of this film even tries to be remotely suspenseful. Dramatic? Maybe, Donny's death is sad, but in no way do the Coens try and generate suspense out of this film.
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2:05PM on 05/03/2011
Aside from the argument, which I think is decent, I have two reasons for making this green. I am tired of all the die-hard fans, and it's absolutely NOT one of the Coens' better movies. It is however leagues above "Intolerable Cruelty," and I think I prefer it to "Burn After Reading," but they both are good in my mind.

What I like about the movie, is that after reading Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett, I realize what the Coens were trying to do here. The Dude is your typical hard-boiled
Aside from the argument, which I think is decent, I have two reasons for making this green. I am tired of all the die-hard fans, and it's absolutely NOT one of the Coens' better movies. It is however leagues above "Intolerable Cruelty," and I think I prefer it to "Burn After Reading," but they both are good in my mind.

What I like about the movie, is that after reading Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett, I realize what the Coens were trying to do here. The Dude is your typical hard-boiled PI, only he's not, he's a soft-boiled pot-headed hippy. That all the characters are perverse versions of stock detective story characters, with The Dude just a regular guy by comparison. As a fan of old detective fiction, I really admire this movie. I also think Goodman is supposed to be a cartoon. Robert Carlyle did crazy better, but "Trainspotting" demanded it. For all it's slap-stick goofiness, at its heart "Trainspotting" is a dead serious movie. The Coens were inspired to make a stoner detective movie, and I think they succeeded on that level. The cult following of this film is surprising in a way, but then I guess people just liked Jeff Bridges as a stoner, after he'd established himself as a serious actor.

I don't think they were trying for a "Pulp Fiction" style movie. But I also wonder at times if the fans really understand what the Coens were trying to do. Or are they just too stoned and drunk off White Russians?
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2:01PM on 05/03/2011
There is a reason Big Lebowski is a cult classic, and it's not because of some dumb mass appeal, ala Transformers. The film delivers top notch performances from all it's performers. The film is almost purely comedy and I found very little dramatic scenes in it. We also have wonderfully created characters who are fairly original in a film that boasts originality. As for the dude being a stoner, where is this coming from? Cause his character shares personality qualities with a stoner? What you
There is a reason Big Lebowski is a cult classic, and it's not because of some dumb mass appeal, ala Transformers. The film delivers top notch performances from all it's performers. The film is almost purely comedy and I found very little dramatic scenes in it. We also have wonderfully created characters who are fairly original in a film that boasts originality. As for the dude being a stoner, where is this coming from? Cause his character shares personality qualities with a stoner? What you mean to say is that the dude is a slacker. And he is certainly a slacker to greatest degree. Heck, he even verges on being a hippy. Certainly, this film isn't for everyone. It is a wholly unique film with a narrow appeal, as many Coen Bros. films are. But bad? No, not really. You may not like it, but it's not a bad film. Besides, half this article seems to stem from the fact that die hard fans peeved you off, so that already invalidates your opinion of it a little.
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1:55PM on 05/03/2011
It's far from being one of the Coen Brothers' best films. I've always thought that.
It's far from being one of the Coen Brothers' best films. I've always thought that.
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1:53PM on 05/03/2011

Fuck this

I'm not even reading this, hopefully the Big Lebowski finds you before the Germans cut your dick off.

Just kidding, to each his own I guess. I like Indy IV too.
I'm not even reading this, hopefully the Big Lebowski finds you before the Germans cut your dick off.

Just kidding, to each his own I guess. I like Indy IV too.
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1:52PM on 05/03/2011

You're crazy

One of the coolest, goofiest movies ever. It's no Oscar winner sure, but I laughed my ass off. BLACK RUSSIAN BABY!!!
One of the coolest, goofiest movies ever. It's no Oscar winner sure, but I laughed my ass off. BLACK RUSSIAN BABY!!!
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1:45PM on 05/03/2011

My Unpopular Opinion

Given you have defended Indiana Jones IV, a widely hated film, and now ripped apart The Big Lebowski, a cult classic that has spawned a yearly convention and established religion, I have come to an unpopular opinion of my own...

You, sir, have a shitty taste in movies.

And...you're clearly not a golfer.
Given you have defended Indiana Jones IV, a widely hated film, and now ripped apart The Big Lebowski, a cult classic that has spawned a yearly convention and established religion, I have come to an unpopular opinion of my own...

You, sir, have a shitty taste in movies.

And...you're clearly not a golfer.
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1:42PM on 05/03/2011

I agree...

Gimme the thumbs down, baby, but The Big Lebowski was a one-off movie. I watched it, gave a shrug and a "meh" and went about my way.

It made no lasting impact, and nothing about it said "watch me again".
Gimme the thumbs down, baby, but The Big Lebowski was a one-off movie. I watched it, gave a shrug and a "meh" and went about my way.

It made no lasting impact, and nothing about it said "watch me again".
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1:39PM on 05/03/2011
Yeah. I'm not a big fan either. It was not bad, but nowhere near other cult-classics like "Pul Fiction". And I don't enjoy most of the coen Brothers movies either. I liked "No country for old men" and "True grit" looks good too. But I don't get the hype around Fargo and TBL.
Yeah. I'm not a big fan either. It was not bad, but nowhere near other cult-classics like "Pul Fiction". And I don't enjoy most of the coen Brothers movies either. I liked "No country for old men" and "True grit" looks good too. But I don't get the hype around Fargo and TBL.
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1:37PM on 05/03/2011
Fucking amatures
Fucking amatures
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1:25PM on 05/03/2011
Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.
Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.
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1:23PM on 05/03/2011
I respect peoples opinions and generally enjoy this column but the whole time i read this i was just thinking 'wait..what?' Maybe your always on your period when you are watching Lebowski.
I respect peoples opinions and generally enjoy this column but the whole time i read this i was just thinking 'wait..what?' Maybe your always on your period when you are watching Lebowski.
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2:59PM on 05/03/2011
Hoenstly I am wondering if he actually watched the movie at all?
Hoenstly I am wondering if he actually watched the movie at all?
1:22PM on 05/03/2011

Fucking hipsters.

Ok we get it. You're different. Don't worry, Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was created for people like you.

I'm sure you'll also be first in line to see Shia Ladouche poop out another "OPTIMUS!" performance this summer. But christ man, let the dude Abide.

Fucking pederast
Ok we get it. You're different. Don't worry, Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was created for people like you.

I'm sure you'll also be first in line to see Shia Ladouche poop out another "OPTIMUS!" performance this summer. But christ man, let the dude Abide.

Fucking pederast
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1:25PM on 05/03/2011
If you think hipsters like movies like Transformers then you don't even know what a hipster is.
If you think hipsters like movies like Transformers then you don't even know what a hipster is.
3:02PM on 05/03/2011
hunter..just seeing people use the word "hipster" is enough to make me puke.
hunter..just seeing people use the word "hipster" is enough to make me puke.
1:15PM on 05/03/2011
You found John Goodman unlikable?

This opinion doesn't make you unpopular, it makes you wrong. This movie is a masterpiece.
You found John Goodman unlikable?

This opinion doesn't make you unpopular, it makes you wrong. This movie is a masterpiece.
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1:21PM on 05/03/2011
Even worse, it's implied that a character's likability is equal to its quality.

I dislike histrionics passed off as humor, myself. Aziz Ansari? Don't get why he's popular. Walter Sobchak, though, he's uproarious and it's got a lot more to do than just his volume.

It really just sounds like this guy got sick of fan references before he even saw the picture. Plus he's a fan of the pederast. Um... yeah, the Jesus is a funny character but... badass? Hm...
Even worse, it's implied that a character's likability is equal to its quality.

I dislike histrionics passed off as humor, myself. Aziz Ansari? Don't get why he's popular. Walter Sobchak, though, he's uproarious and it's got a lot more to do than just his volume.

It really just sounds like this guy got sick of fan references before he even saw the picture. Plus he's a fan of the pederast. Um... yeah, the Jesus is a funny character but... badass? Hm...
1:11PM on 05/03/2011

BOOOOOOO

THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU FUCK A MOVIE IN THE ASS.
THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU FUCK A MOVIE IN THE ASS.
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1:22PM on 05/03/2011
Don't you mean find a stranger in the Alps?
Don't you mean find a stranger in the Alps?
1:10PM on 05/03/2011
i was with you up until "stop quoting ANCHORMAN too."
i was with you up until "stop quoting ANCHORMAN too."
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1:09PM on 05/03/2011
You're out of your element, Donnie.
You're out of your element, Donnie.
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1:08PM on 05/03/2011

You Must Like The Eagles.

I hate the f***in' Eagles, man.
I hate the f***in' Eagles, man.
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12:57PM on 05/03/2011

Nothing ever changes...

Say what you will about the tenets of Lebowski Hate, but at least its an ethos.
Say what you will about the tenets of Lebowski Hate, but at least its an ethos.
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12:56PM on 05/03/2011
I don't understand why with the reputation that it has would someone take the movie so seriously. I repect you opinion, but I just feel differently. The characters are great. The great thing about the film at the end is that besides a casualty, NOTHING changes. The characters are not better or worse for the experience.

I also do not understand how you love the Jesus? One: He's a pederast. Two: He's the Dude's nemesis.
I don't understand why with the reputation that it has would someone take the movie so seriously. I repect you opinion, but I just feel differently. The characters are great. The great thing about the film at the end is that besides a casualty, NOTHING changes. The characters are not better or worse for the experience.

I also do not understand how you love the Jesus? One: He's a pederast. Two: He's the Dude's nemesis.
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12:56PM on 05/03/2011
This entire thing just came across as one huge troll. I really just can't even take it seriously.
This entire thing just came across as one huge troll. I really just can't even take it seriously.
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12:39PM on 05/03/2011
Again, I didn't like this movie but that doesn't mean it was bad and if others enjoyed it then thats a good thing in my book.
Again, I didn't like this movie but that doesn't mean it was bad and if others enjoyed it then thats a good thing in my book.
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12:36PM on 05/03/2011
Agree- This movie is so overrated and bad.
Agree- This movie is so overrated and bad.
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12:27PM on 05/03/2011
Completely disagree, and you come across as a snob.
Completely disagree, and you come across as a snob.
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12:27PM on 05/03/2011
Sorry, bro, but your comments concerning the genre of this film are so ridiculous as to render all else idiotic. The Big Laebowski is a send-up of the noir genre, a comedy through and through in the form of satire. The Coens masterfully ape the tropes of the noir genre using comedy, not melodrama, and even the most uninitiated in the film can see that. Perhaps you should explore some of the films that inspired Lebowski before you descend into another moronic, faux-intellectual rant.

Also,
Sorry, bro, but your comments concerning the genre of this film are so ridiculous as to render all else idiotic. The Big Laebowski is a send-up of the noir genre, a comedy through and through in the form of satire. The Coens masterfully ape the tropes of the noir genre using comedy, not melodrama, and even the most uninitiated in the film can see that. Perhaps you should explore some of the films that inspired Lebowski before you descend into another moronic, faux-intellectual rant.

Also, you insist that the column isn't designed to piss people off, then state that IS designed to piss people off. Maybe you don't get how writing works.
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12:34PM on 05/03/2011
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12:23PM on 05/03/2011
I adore this movie, though it isn't my favorite from the Coen brothers. I think it blends the neo-noir genre with comedy really well, personally-- like Fargo (which you seemed to imply wasn't at all comedic--that confused me more than anything else in this column!), they take these dark situations where you shouldn't be laughing, but they make it funny. Though I will admit that Big Lebowski is way heavier on the laughs, and I see how that could annoy some viewers during moments that seem like
I adore this movie, though it isn't my favorite from the Coen brothers. I think it blends the neo-noir genre with comedy really well, personally-- like Fargo (which you seemed to imply wasn't at all comedic--that confused me more than anything else in this column!), they take these dark situations where you shouldn't be laughing, but they make it funny. Though I will admit that Big Lebowski is way heavier on the laughs, and I see how that could annoy some viewers during moments that seem like they should be dramatic.

And while I don't have the personal experience with pot to say anything about that, I will say that The Dude does remind me of several stoners I have known. Though maybe they just are emulating the Dude now, I don't know.

Lastly, I think it's unfair to criticize a work based on its obnoxious fans. I know that was only a minor point in your column, but it still struck me as not really fair to the film itself.

Anyway, power to you, man.
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12:19PM on 05/03/2011
Like Tweek said, the pederast is bad ass?
Like Tweek said, the pederast is bad ass?
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12:13PM on 05/03/2011

Strange

I find it strange that you liked The Jesus more than Walter.

Other than that, I can understand your frustration. I still love the movie, though.
I find it strange that you liked The Jesus more than Walter.

Other than that, I can understand your frustration. I still love the movie, though.
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12:12PM on 05/03/2011

Love ya Alex...

But the words BIG LEBOWSKI and OVERRATED together do not work in my vocabulary.

Interesting thoughts on your part though.
But the words BIG LEBOWSKI and OVERRATED together do not work in my vocabulary.

Interesting thoughts on your part though.
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12:09PM on 05/03/2011
You kidding me? Of course the movie might not be for everyone, but blast Bridges' and Goodman's performances? You can't compare Goodman's Walter to Carlyle's HEROIN ADDICT Begbie. Are you high?!? I kid, I kid. You're probably not high, but did you miss the boat on this. Sounds like your hatred mostly stems for the people that moved this movie into the cult territory. Relax, I'm sure there's movies you quote, you can let others have their fun.
You kidding me? Of course the movie might not be for everyone, but blast Bridges' and Goodman's performances? You can't compare Goodman's Walter to Carlyle's HEROIN ADDICT Begbie. Are you high?!? I kid, I kid. You're probably not high, but did you miss the boat on this. Sounds like your hatred mostly stems for the people that moved this movie into the cult territory. Relax, I'm sure there's movies you quote, you can let others have their fun.
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12:31PM on 05/03/2011
Begbie isn't an addict in the either the book or the film.
Begbie isn't an addict in the either the book or the film.
12:40PM on 05/03/2011
Indeed, correct sir, I heard Begbie saying, "I'll never put that shite in my viens," as soon as I posted it.
Indeed, correct sir, I heard Begbie saying, "I'll never put that shite in my viens," as soon as I posted it.
12:07PM on 05/03/2011
Suck a fat one. Lebowski is one of the greatest comedies ever. "They pee'd on my fucking rug...." Also Things to in Denver when your Dead is another great film, man dude you got some horrible taste in film.
Suck a fat one. Lebowski is one of the greatest comedies ever. "They pee'd on my fucking rug...." Also Things to in Denver when your Dead is another great film, man dude you got some horrible taste in film.
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12:24PM on 05/03/2011
I also liked Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead, but you gotta admit... it IS just another Pulp Fiction rip-off like all the others that came out in the mid-90s. It's just more entertaining than most.
I also liked Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead, but you gotta admit... it IS just another Pulp Fiction rip-off like all the others that came out in the mid-90s. It's just more entertaining than most.
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12:01PM on 05/03/2011

You, my friend...

...are a tool.

With terrible taste. And probably believe the bullshit they're feeding us about Osama Bin Laden too. How's that for making assumptions, chump?
...are a tool.

With terrible taste. And probably believe the bullshit they're feeding us about Osama Bin Laden too. How's that for making assumptions, chump?
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12:04PM on 05/03/2011
What's the point of this?
What's the point of this?
12:35PM on 05/03/2011
I plan on printing out this comment and framing it. Thanks! - Alex
I plan on printing out this comment and framing it. Thanks! - Alex
11:58AM on 05/03/2011
Just picture the scene where the ashes blow back in their face and try not to laugh.
Just picture the scene where the ashes blow back in their face and try not to laugh.
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