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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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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

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Family Isn't A Word... It's A Sentence. 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:

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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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Trivia

When Bill Murray asks for a cigarette, says "au revoir" (goodbye) and leaves by the end of the movie, it mirrors (smoking aside) the concession speech of French president Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, when he lost the 1981 French presidential election. See more »

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When Kumar and Royal are in the game closet, there is an shot of one of the Dalmatian mice running across a shelf filled with games. The games in this shot are arranged in a completely different order than in the rest of the scene (and the previous game closet scene). 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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It never fails to surprise me!

After looking at some of the comments on this movie, I wonder if anyone can explain how a film can so universally be panned and praised at the same time. Absurd, now obviously we all see ourselves as having the correct opinion and everyone else is wrong. Im just pleased that Im not the only person who absolutely loathed this film. I see a lot of films and I am confident in my ability to pick up on subtle dark humour but come on this film is just awful. I really do think that sometimes its a case of emperors new clothes, some highbrow critics star saying how wonderfully clever and dark this film is and then when people start agreeing with them they probably snigger behind our backs. I have never left a film early but my god I wanted to in this one, this and unbreakable two lousy films praised across the board and I have no idea why. Take it from me avoid this film at all costs its dull, pointless, self indulgent, unfunny and so goddam slow you just want to shout at the screen for them to wake up.


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