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Wednesday, April 06, 2005

The Big Lebowski



The Big Lebowski is now residing on my TiVo drive. I absolutely love this film. There is not a single character in it who is not completely hilarious. The Dude reminds me of someone...I'm not quite sure who. Maybe he just reminds me of Jeff Bridges. But the best character in the film is John Goodman's Walter. This screw-up-Vietnam-vet-convert-to-Judaism-whose-wife-divorced-him-anyway-but-remains-Sabbath-observant would fit in perfectly in my neighborhood: ("Tell that kraut I don't roll on Saturday! Shomer-frikken'-Shabbos!")

I'd like to actually recommend this film to you but I can't really, because it is so chock full of profanity and (presumably) nudity that nice Jewish Boys and Girls(TM) should not see it. Unless you can get the version I TiVo'd, edited for television. It seems that every single line of dialogue was re-recorded for this version, if you get my drift. And I'm not sure if Julianne Moore actually wears that fur coat in the unedited version. Thank G-d for network censors.

On the other hand, I also TiVo'd The Commitments, and all the cuss words are intact: "Ai! Ginjah! Shut the fook up!"

1 comment:

PsychoToddler said...

Isn't the Big Lebowski a.........stoner movie?
prodly | Homepage | 04.06.05 - 10:33 am | #

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The Dude is. It's more in the vein of Raising Arizona or Fargo. If you like that sort of thing.

Watching John Goodman come out of a bowling alley discussing the Rambam...it's indescribably delicious.
psychotoddler | Homepage | 04.06.05 - 10:40 am | #

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I remember when that came out, every frummie moderned out boy in brooklyn was saying "Shomer Freakin Shabbos"
Chaim | Homepage | 04.06.05 - 11:29 am | #

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Now I *have* to see it. Nothing better than uncensored versions. And whoever said I'm nice? (*insert evil cackle*)
Irina | Homepage | 04.06.05 - 12:02 pm | #

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Be forwarned, Irina: It it's absofreakinglutely filthy.
psychotoddler | Homepage | 04.06.05 - 12:51 pm | #

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I agree. I remember this film well.
Absolutely histerical. Whats the next film you'll be reviewing?
Jewish Blogmiester | Homepage | 04.06.05 - 12:54 pm | #

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PT, howd you go from The Incredibles to Shomer Freakin Shabbos :-D
Chaim | Homepage | 04.06.05 - 1:19 pm | #

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Didn't you read my header? I'm "psycho."
psychotoddler | Homepage | 04.06.05 - 2:12 pm | #

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RIGHHHHT, sorry ... I just watched Incredibles last night, I loved the trailers for both Cars and Chicken Little, but Cars looks amazing.
Chaim | Homepage | 04.06.05 - 2:35 pm | #

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I'm a Gran Turismo fanatic, so I'm looking forward to Cars too.
psychotoddler | Homepage | 04.06.05 - 3:11 pm | #

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but June 2006 ... that's 14 months ... looong time.
Chaim | Homepage | 04.06.05 - 3:59 pm | #

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FYI,
Cars = ripoff/tribute of the old Tex Avery MGM cartoon, "One Cab’s Family"(5/17/1952)

Dad assumes Junior is going to grow up to be just like him; a sensible taxi cab. But Junior longs to be a hotrod.

The look of the cars are exactly the same. If it's Pixar, I'm sure the story will be good.
velvel | Homepage | 04.06.05 - 5:36 pm | #

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Tex Avery ripped himself off less than a year later by turning the story and characters into planes instead of cars (expect to see that one remade into a movie eventually)

"Little Johnny Jet" (4/18/1953)
A WWII bomber is tired of seeing jets, but changes his mind when his son turns out to be a jet.
velvel | Homepage | 04.06.05 - 5:39 pm | #

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Link for "One Cab's Family": http://tinyurl.com/3u3vc
velvel | Homepage | 04.06.05 - 5:47 pm | #

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Can't fault them for their taste in source material. So if it's a story about kids not following in their father's footsteps, I guess I'll be "reviewing" it here too.
psychotoddler | Homepage | 04.06.05 - 6:05 pm | #

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Velvel:

FYI
Toy Story = Rip off of not so old cartoon "The Brave Little Toaster"
psychotoddler | Homepage | 04.15.05 - 5:47 pm | #