Jesus Quintana warned us after licking a ball and bowling it for a strike: “Nobody fucks with the Jesus.” A Big Lebowski spin-off is on the horizon and we may just find out what Jesus Quintana is made of.
We never did get to see Jesus’ wrath. In the Big Lebowski, the Dude, Walter, and Donny were all too preoccupied with ‘these fucking amateur’ nihilists hellbent on receiving ransom money for a ditsy blonde who kidnapped herself. A thousand pardons for the trio.
But dudes around the world still wonder what became of our compadre with three rings, a purple pinky nail and a hairnet. Did he and Liam really fuck the Dude, Walter and Donny in the bowling tournament as he said he would? Did Walter pull out a piece and did Jesus then shove it up Walter’s ass and pull the trigger until it clicks?
Nearly 22 years later, Big Lebowski fans may find the answers to their questions. Set to release February 28th, 2020, the recent trailer cuts it close to the premier date, but no hype or marketing is needed for this movie. Life does not stop and start at our convenience, yet the Big Lebowski has a way of stopping time itself and taking us back to the late 90’s.
The cult classic lives strong to this day. New fans are conceived each year. Like scotch, it ages well. And when sipping the burning flavor, viewers may wince and air out their tongues at the Big Lebowski. But then the next sip goes down easier. And then the next one tastes pretty good. And soon we’re as carefree as the Dude.
Jesus Rolls Trailer
Now Jesus Quintana gets a turn rolling on the big screen. The flashy bowler whose sexual references are practically ingrained in his character. To get a whole movie based on him is a privilege.
Jesus Rolls Story
So what is it all about?
Jesus returns his fervent impertinence towards people. Nobody fucks with the Jesus, or his fellow misfits. Except for a gun-toting hairdresser who, along with the law, pursues the trio in their escape from society. IMDB hits our taste buds: “A trio of misfits whose irreverent, sexually charged dynamic evolves into a surprising love story.”
Our unlikely Casanova’s caper is action packed and also tender. But like the Big Lebowski, leave the kids at home. If you haven’t guessed, Jesus Rolls is rated R for a reason. Forget it parents, you’re out of your element. These movies have been commended as being strongly vaginal which bothers some children. The word itself makes some children uncomfortable.
Jesus Directs Big Lebowski Spin-off
Some nerves may have been pinched when the trailer released. How could someone make a spin-off to the Big Lebowski? It had me asking what condition their condition was in.
But Jesus has answered our prayers. He will direct the movie as well as star in it. And by Jesus we of course mean John Turturro.
Having the Coen brothers back to direct the sequel would have been the best case scenario. But having John Turturro, a big name from the original film, is a close second. And it certainly helps that the film is centered around Jesus Quintana. Turturro is one of the lucky few that truly knows the direction the role can go. Like John Goodman directing a spin-off about Walter. Or Steve Buscemi directing a spin-off about Donny.
Oh wait… Nevermind.
Alongside him, Bobby Cannavale, Audrey Tautou, Jon Hamm, and Christopher Walken adds a cushion of comfort. The cast is phenomenal and may be able to walk the necessary line between crime and comedy the Big Lebowski brought to screen, the same energy the spin-off Jesus Rolls hopes to bring.
It’s been 22 years and I’m excited. But I tapped into the Big Lebowski only a few years ago. We’d love to hear more from any Dudes out there who experienced it from Day 1. What are your opinions on the Big Lebowski spin-off? We’d love to know!
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