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The Royal Tenenbaums

R| 1 hr. 48 min.

Plot Summary
Royal Tenenbaum and his wife Etheline had three children and then they separated. All three children are extraordinary --- all geniuses. Virtually all memory of the brilliance of the young Tenenbaums was subsequently erased by two decades of betrayal, failure, and disaster. Most of this was generally considered to be their father's fault. "The Royal Tenenbaums" is the story of the family's sudden, unexpected reunion one recent winter.

Cast: Gene Hackman , Anjelica Huston , Ben Stiller , Gwyneth Paltrow , Luke Wilson , Owen Wilson , Danny Glover , Bill Murray

Director: Wes Anderson

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Buena Vista Pictures, Touchstone Pictures, Criterion Collection

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

Release Date: December 14th, 2001|1 hr. 48 min.

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  • Anderson offers no phony uplift for the Tenenbaums or for audiences. But he does know how to take a sad song and make it better. In these troubled times, that's a gift. show more

  • Might have been about the rise and fall of a family of gifted children. That would have been the typical way to approach the story. Instead, it's something rare -- a movie about people who have already fallen, whose best days are behind them. show more

  • Absurdist, but also condescending and self-infatuated; The Royal Tenenbaums is at least three times too clever for its own good. show more

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