The Big Lebowski

The Big Lebowski ★★★★½

Decided to finally watch this in response to the news that Ethan Coen is likely retiring.

Not much to say that hasn’t already been. It’s easily the funniest Coens movie I’ve seen (which is still a modest amount of their work in the grand scheme of things but I wouldn’t be surprised if that assessment holds up after pouring through their earlier work), but also has the benefits of inventive filmmaking within the genre, unforgettable comedic performances, and a mastery of tonal juggling.

Also, Walter Sobchak is probably the most accurate film portrayal of the Baby Boomer generation in film history.

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