Mistaking him for millionaire Jeff Lebowski two thugs break into the apartment of the chilled out and unemployed Jeff (The Dude) Lebowski, believing that they can extort him for money, and soiling his living room rug in the process. Hoping to get getting a replacement for his rug The Dude visits his wealthy namesake but soon finds himself caught up in a complex conspiracy involving all manner of criminal activities.
With little plot to speak of it is important that yet again the Coen brothers have managed to create some truly memorable characters. Jeff Bridges is fantastic as The Dude and the foul mouthed Walter, played by John Goodman, delivers some brilliantly funny lines. Aside from arguably few scenes in the middle of the movie The Big Lebowski is consistently funny throughout and one of the best comedy movies of the 1990s.