The Big Lebowski

Its very good, very funny and totally random. For us young-uns, its kind of like Pineapple Express but with slightly less weed. I’d only just heard about this film recently because the guy from the show Cake Boss mentioned that this was his favourite film ever and that he keeps quoting it [to the point where there is a counter in the corner of the screen of how many times he quotes the movie]. It’s a shame that I hadn’t seen it sooner.

Dude gets mistaken for another Lebowski and stuff goes on from there. Most of my notes are quotes, which is what this movie is famous for, so I’ll try to get a few little lines in about the film then just leave the rest to quotes because that’s all the fans of this movie care about!

  • This film made me want to go bowling. However, I did laugh at all the people that take bowling seriously. Our main 3 characters do love bowling but they haven’t gone as far as having their own matching outfits and gloves. Those are the people that need to be whacked round the head with a bowling ball. And they’re normally always fat! This is the only ‘sport’ they can play.
  • I love Dude’s hair. Love it. I want my hair to look like that, the way its curly at the ends and stuff.
  • Julianne Moore shocked me with her surprisingly good British accent! And she was a pretty cool character too.
  • I love that Dude and Walter talk like 20-somethings but they look [so badly] like middle-aged men.
  • I kept cracking up at Dude’s high-pitched girly screams and his plastic jelly sandals! I had a pair like that when I was young! They were pink! I lost one in the ocean.
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    Magnolia

    This is an incredibly interesting and well written movie. Its all about this group of people and how they’re all linked and what is happening in their lives. I can’t describe exactly why its so well done… their stories link and we have the introductions at the same time, the climaxes at the same time and the endings at the same time… sorry, this is crap, I just can’t put it into words. Its just written so incredibly well.

    My favourite storyline was Jim/Claudia. They both need someone and they’re both be good for each other. Not that the other storylines aren’t really good and make you think because they do, I just found myself really getting into the Jim/Claudia.

    My favourite part of the movie was when the characters sang along with a song and the lyrics matched their situations. I loved that so much as its something that I would do in a movie. I’m constantly listening to music and thinking about a movie around it or how it relates to characters and stuff.

    If frogs freak you out, don’t watch this!

    Sorry, I know it’s a short review but it is a very good movie and I’d recommend you all watch it. And this is coming from a girl who hates it when dramas run longer than 2 hours; this runs for 3hr 8min and I wasn’t bored once.

    136/212

    Kate
    xoxo

    Boogie Nights

  • Its got John C.Reilly in it! Yay! He’s great in every scene he’s in, love him! “People say I look like Hans Solo.”
  • Mark Wahlberg doe not look 17, nice try though.
  • Eddie’s [Wahlberg] mum is so horrible in this movie and I know that there are mums out there that do act that way towards their child and it makes me love my mum even more for being so wonderful to me. There is a bit of a ‘mum theme’ going on as Eddie longs for a loving mother and its weird because he finds one in Amber [Julianne Moore] and get they have sex for the camera. It sounds weird but that doesn’t actually loose the motherly-love which is just WEIRD! How the hell did Anderson [director] do that?!
  • If you’re a curvy or big girl, this movie will make you feel just that bit more fat because there’s a lot of skinnies in this movie but that’s expected as those were the body types of the porn business in those days.
  • This movie shows you two sides to the porn industry; the nice, polite, friendly/family side and then the down side. The down side takes a long time to get to and should have been brought in sooner and a lot more on it as it just felt like Anderson went “oh yeah, you do get addicted to drugs when you do crack, oops, must slide that in there”.
  • Tehehe, he’s called ‘Dirk’ and all I could do whenever his name was mentioned was think of Team America [Derka derka, Mohammed Jihad].
  • Aw, poor Scotty! He’s so confused and looks so in love. Sad face.
  • OH MY GOD! HE SHOT HIMSELF IN THE HEAD AND YOU SEE THE BLOOD AND EVERYTHING! EW!
  • There was a quite interesting small scene where the Colonel [the main funding guy] says a line about why he had child pornography. We often to hear why the peadophiles do/watch what they do so I thought it was interesting to hear it from their point of view. It was still incredibly sick and disgusting and made me want to vomit but you don’t often hear them, you just hear about what they did.
  • If you watch this movie, be prepared for a whole lot of coke snorting. A LOT. Its horrible to watch.
  • I know that there are scenes needed to give some characters more depth but I felt that they weren’t needed as we understood the characters perfectly before.
  • There was a good editing scene where it cut between two sexual scenes; Jack films Rollergirl in a limo with some guy who turns out to be the guy who bullied her in school and Eddie with a guy. Both scenes take a turn for the worst and end in violence and it was very interesting to see the different sides.
  • The film spans over 70s and 80s and the only way you can really tell is by the clothes and thanks to watching Ashes to Ashes [which is back for a third season soon! Yay!] I knew the era had changed to the 80s.
  • It’s a good film and a good idea but it runs on for too long and there’s not enough about the dark side of the drug addition. Maybe I’m expecting too much Trainspotting but whatever, there didn’t seem to be enough on it.

    74/212

    Kate
    xoxo

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