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
Ben Stiller asked co-writer and director Wes Anderson why his character and his sons wore red track suits. Anderson replied that because Chas was so obsessed with safety after the death of his wife, red would make everyone easier to see in case of an emergency. Anderson later admitted on the DVD audio commentary that he had no real reason behind the costumes, he just always imagined those characters in red Adidas track suits. See more »
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 »
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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The film title first appears on a library book being checked out, then several of the books are seen, and finally the book cover becomes a title card. See more »
There's another scene involving Etheline Tenenbaum (Anjelica Huston) and Henry Sherman (Danny Glover) eating dinner together. Etheline once again turns him down and leaves while he's lighting a piece of toast on fire. See more »
Written by Jackson Browne
Published by Open Window Music
Performed by Nico
Courtesy of The Verve Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises See more »
Rare Occurence in Film
Movies like this don't get made anymore. A full cast of expert actors, a director with complete artistic license. Usually the artistic nature of a film is controlled when the cast is this packed full of talent.
Anderson usually has problems meshing the pacing and rhythms of his stories with his specific style, but not in this one. This one works like a charm. One of my top 10 favorite movies.
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