Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen. Starring: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore. USA/UK 1998. 117 mins. The Coen Brother's follow their Oscar-winning FARGO with a characteristically stylish, energetic, crowd-pleasing comedy of mistaken identity and bowling. The Dude (Jeff Bridges), is a man who has never quite made it past the Seventies and in whom 'casualness runs deep'. He lives a quiet life hanging out with his bowling buddies until someone breaks into his flat and soils his rug. His decision to seek justice leads him into a labyrinthine plot of extortion, double crossing and deception in a plot so convoluted that it is worthy of the great Raymond Chandler. As visually stylish, inventive and elaborate as the best of their previous work, THE BIG LEBOWSKI is crammed with supremely off-the-wall characters, hilarious dialogue, wonderful performances and stunning unforgettable images.