- Joel Coen
- Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi
The Coen brothers work their usual magic on this madcap tale of a washed up stoner, The Dude, neé Jeff Lebowski, who gets unwittingly wrapped up in a kidnapping and extortion scheme. The film is characterized by top notch ensemble acting, several (literal) flights of cinematic fancy, and some darn good bowling footage. It is a film that is resolutely for our time, but paying homage to the likes of Hawks’s The Big Sleep and Busby Berkeley’s musical extravaganzas.