Big Lebowski for Rent on Facebook

You can 'like' specific scenes and lines
By Tim Karan,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 19, 2011 5:03 PM CDT
Jeff Bridges appears in "The Big Lebowski," directed by brothers Ethan and Joel Coen.   (AP Photo/Gramercy Pictures, file)

(Newser) – It's now the easiest it's ever been to share your favorite The Big Lebowski quote with strangers. The Coen brothers' cult classic is available to rent on Facebook, where you can "like" and comment on specific scenes and lines as you progress through the movie, reports Mashable.

The offer is a promotion for the Blu-ray release of the film, which dropped earlier this week. A two-day Facebook rental costs 30 credits—or $3—and users can give five friends a $1 discount, but the real appeal is the "social theater" where you virtually watch the movie with fans around the world. Although this is the first Universal movie rental on Facebook, other studios—like Paramount—have used the service.

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