An unlikely series of events befalls unlikely friends. This film is brimming with the satirical in every scene. As the Dude is coerced by one force or another, he is pushed into surreal backdrops with ridiculous characters and even more ridiculous conversations. The best of which come from his interactions with best friend and fellow bowling aficionado, Walter, who is the Dude's polar opposite.
His angry outbursts at the state of society and willingness to solve all problems by righteous rage fueled violence provide a hilarious element to this winding, twisting social commentary.
Disposing somewhat of the formulaic nature of traditional cinema, The Big Lebowski is uniquely funny and compelling.