The Big Lebowski

The Big Lebowski (1998)

synopsis

“The Dude” Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.

~ Internet Movie Database

this boy’s perspective

I had heard good things about this movie for many moon. I finally was able to stream it online for FREE!

WOW!

I laughed so hard during so many scenes once John Goodman came into the picture. He and Jeff Bridges played extremely well off each other…and then throw Steve Buscemi in and those three-way conversations had me roaring. I could identify with many of the lead characters’ attitudes which made it twice as relatable to me. The denouement: my family was a bowling family…NOSTALGIA! Yet, all the hilarity, I was brought to tears with emotion, as well.

The soundtrack was phenomenal…most stuff I had never heard before. Already found my favorite – Lujon by Henry Mancini – and downloaded it.

An experience.

Coincidence or Irony? The movie got better/funnier after my “green” medication arrived.

Now I understand how this has become a cult movie.

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

10 Cloverfield Lanesynopsis

Outside is dangerous…inside is terrifying in the heart-pounding new thriller from producer J.J. Abrams. After a catastrophic car crash, a young woman (Mary Elizabeth Winstead, A Good Day To Die Hard) wakes up in a survivalist’s (John Goodman, Argo) underground bunker. He claims to have saved her from an apocalyptic attack that has left the outside world uninhabitable. But, as his increasingly suspicious actions lead her to question his motives, she’ll have to escape in order to discover the truth.

~ 10 Cloverfield Lane

review

I started this late at night and fell asleep. The next day, I put it on again and managed to stay awake to the point where I had fallen asleep the night before. As it turned out, that was about the point where the movie actually started to display a little action.

Once the action was ignited, I got very into the story, vacillating between the veracity and the falsity of the ongoing situation and what actually was going on outside the bunker.

I think the story was clever, but it suffered in its delivery.