So, why has ‘The Big Lebowski’, which was a disappointment in the Box Office, garnered a cult following during these years?
‘The Big Lebowski’ was the follow-up of ‘Fargo’ by the Coen brothers, this time with more quirkiness and idiosyncrasy. Spiked with wonderfully funny sequences and brilliantly shot scenes, ‘The Big Lebowski’ has become one of the best rated and critically acclaimed neo-noir comedy films of all times. The film keeps an eye on societal norms and modern figures of speech, which make ‘The Big Lebowski’ a scintillating show of laughs and shocks. The Coens are known for an awry sense of humour, which is, in course, taken over by the dark violence shown in their previous works. Though ‘The Big Lebowski’ has its fair share of violence and action, it doesn’t deviate from its primary genre, which is ‘comedy’.
The quotable dialogues from the film make Lebowski make it a more enduring memory. Lines and comments made by the film actors, which include a generously used ‘f**kin”, are not passed into ‘parlance of our time’ exactly. Nevertheless, for Lebowski devotees, these act as an icing on the cake.
Who are the main characters?
Jeff Bridges as Jeffrey ‘The Dude’ Lebowski, who is unemployed, enjoys marijuana, White Russians and bowling and is the protagonist of the film. His signature dialogue ‘I am The Dude, man!’ remains the best.