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The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  4 January 2002 (USA)
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An estranged family of former child prodigies reunites when their father announces he is terminally ill.

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Storyline

Three grown prodigies, all with a unique genius of some kind, and their mother are staying at the family household. Their father, Royal had left them long ago, and comes back to make things right with his family. Written by MonkeyKingMA

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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You Are Invited To A Remarkable Family Gathering. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for some language, sexuality/nudity and drug content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

4 January 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los excéntricos Tenenbaums  »

Box Office

Budget:

$21,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$59,632 (Sweden) (22 March 2002)

Gross:

$52,353,636 (USA) (14 June 2002)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

After Margot tells Richie that Eli has told her of Richie's letter to Eli that he dictated whilst on the Cote D'Ivoire ship in which he confesses his love for Margot, Richie goes to Eli's house to confront him. Having knocked on Eli's door, the sound of a bird is heard and Richie looks up to see if he can see the bird, it is implied that the bird that made the noise is Richie's recently released bird Mordecai, who comes back to Richie later on in the film See more »

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When Richie is seated and waiting for Margot to pick him up at the passenger ship terminal, the shot shows several sailors wearing dress white uniforms walk by behind him. After a shot of Margot, the next shot of Richie shows a porter behind him pushing a baggage cart. The sailors are nowhere to be seen. See more »

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Narrator: Royal Tenenbaum bought the house on Archer Avenue in the winter of his 35th year. Over the next decade, he and his wife had three children, and then they separated.
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Favorite movie, even after several viewings
10 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

I just finished watching this movie with commentary, and after seeing how much care goes into each scene, I have fallen for the movie all over again.

Even after watching this film 10+ times now, I love it all the more. I have never held this movie as my favorite, but now it has moved into the #1 position after a careful study, and realizing that even 50 more viewings would not unlock all the little treasures hidden within.

You are doing yourself a huge disservice if you don't see this movie, or if you dismiss it after a single viewing. Watch it, again if necessary, and see what you are missing.


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