An extremely charming, delightful, quotable comedy from the Coens.
The characters are the highlight of the film. The Dude is supremely lovable, and his story, in that typical Coens kind of heightened reality, is a delight to follow.
The great characters, and the iconic dialogue, make it one of those very rare comedies that actually gets better, and funnier, every time you watch it.
I give it four bowling balls, and a rug that really ties the room together.