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The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

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The eccentric members of a dysfunctional family reluctantly gather under the same roof for various reasons.

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Wes Anderson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gene Hackman ... Royal Tenenbaum
Anjelica Huston ... Etheline Tenenbaum
Ben Stiller ... Chas Tenenbaum
Gwyneth Paltrow ... Margot Tenenbaum
Luke Wilson ... Richie Tenenbaum
Owen Wilson ... Eli Cash
Bill Murray ... Raleigh St. Clair
Danny Glover ... Henry Sherman
Seymour Cassel ... Dusty
Kumar Pallana ... Pagoda
Alec Baldwin ... Narrator (voice)
Grant Rosenmeyer ... Ari Tenenbaum
Jonah Meyerson ... Uzi Tenenbaum
Aram Aslanian-Persico Aram Aslanian-Persico ... Young Chas Tenenbaum
Irina Gorovaia ... Young Margot Tenenbaum (as Irene Gorovaia)
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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

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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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Country:

USA

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English | Italian

Release Date:

4 January 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Los excéntricos Tenenbaums See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$21,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$276,981, 16 December 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$52,364,010

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,077,240
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Color (Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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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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What's the big deal?
21 July 2002 | by kevdoggySee all my reviews

Like Anderson's previous work "Rushmore", "Tenenbaums" got tons of hype, and raves as being "groundbreaking" and "brilliant".

I can't really see what the fuss is about. As a comedy, Tenenbaums simply didn't make me laugh. At all. I didn't even know what I was supposed to laugh at.

As a drama, the story was mildly interesting. The characters were pretty flat, though, and really didn't do anything to make care a bit what happened to them.

Great actors, especially the always great Huston, and Luke Wilson had some moments. Gwenyth Paltrow has depth, but again, in this film her character seemed one-dimensional.

All I can guess, is that like the music of Tenacious D, and the films of Guy Ritchie, the hipsters amongst us have decided that Wes Anderson is cool, and his material is vague enough that these people can claim that there's more going on than actually is.

There isn't. Zoolander is 10 times the comedy this thing is. I'm giving it a 4 to offset the dopes that gave it a 10. 6 is probably more fair.


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