Explanations or reviews are useless. "The Big Lebowski" must be viewed and experienced. Its offbeat energy and loose plot are an acquired taste. But the performances by the actors are outstanding. To fully grasp "The Big Lebowski" and its main character, The Dude, several viewings of this film are recommended
The Dude: Walter, ya know, it's Smokey, so his toe slipped over the line a little, big deal. It's just a game, man.
Walter Sobchak: Dude, this is a league game, this determines who enters the next round robin. Am I wrong? Am I wrong?
Smokey: Yeah, but I wasn't over. Gimme the marker Dude, I'm marking it 8.
Walter Sobchak: pulls out a gun Smokey, my friend, you are entering a world of pain.
The Dude: Walter...
Walter Sobchak: You mark that frame an 8, and you're entering a world of pain.
Smokey: I'm not...
Walter Sobchak: A world of pain.
Smokey: Dude, he's your partner...
Walter Sobchak: shouting Has the whole world gone crazy? Am I the only one around here who gives a shit about the rules? Mark it zero!
The Dude: They're calling the cops, put the piece away.
Walter Sobchak: Mark it zero!
points gun in Smokey's face
Walter Sobchak: shouting You think I'm fucking around here? Mark it zero!
Smokey: All right, it's fucking zero. Are you happy, you crazy fuck?
Walter Sobchak: ...It's a league game, Smokey.
2. Also, one of my favorite movies, and that from a guy who doesn't like comedies. But this is not about a few teenagers with a hardon, or Jim Carry thinking he is God...and such. After you have seen it even a couple of times (yes I admit it!) you still have to laugh at some of the scenes. The part when his investigation leads The Dude to the mansion of Jacky Treehorn, featuring the "Gutterballs" dream sequence, talking to the chief of the police station in Malibu ("sorry I wasn't listening"), and ending by being kicked out of the cab by the driver because he hates "the fucking Eagles man" is absolutely hilarious.
Plot: We follow The Dude (Jeff Bridges) and his friend Walter (John Goodman) on their mission to resque the kidnapped wife of the wealthy, disabled Mr. Lebowski.
In his struggle The Dude encounters Carpterpisser, Nihilists, Vaginal artists and a variety of other weird and exotic characters.
A must-see for all movie fans.