With a plan to exact revenge on a mythical shark that killed his partner, Oceanographer Steve Zissou rallies a crew that includes his estranged wife, a journalist, and a man who may or may not be his son.
The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous hotel from the fictional Republic of Zubrowka between the first and second World Wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.
F. Murray Abraham,
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
The brand of cigarettes Margot (Gwyneth Paltrow) smokes throughout the movie were only sold in Ireland, and were discontinued in the 1970s. According to Wes Anderson in the DVD insert (detailing all of the setting and props and the reasons why he used them), this was intentional, because of the 1970s theme, and to make Margot's secret smoking habit just a little stranger. 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 »
Fairest Of The Seasons
Written by Jackson Browne and Greg Copeland
Published by Open Window Music
Performed by Nico
Courtesy of The Verve Music Group
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Wes Anderson's previous two films, Bottle Rocket and Rushmore, while both enjoyable, are overshadowed by The Royal Tenenbaums. The Royal Tenenbaums is a richly textured, layered film that yields something new upon each viewing. Every character is intriguing. The film's dialogue is amazing, and illustrates the fact that Wes Anderson and Owen Wilson (who co-wrote the film) have a deep-seeded understanding of basic human nature and a flare for subtle humor. The cast is stellar, and the performances are arguably these actors' best. After watching it so many times, it's hard for me to accept that Ben Stiller isn't really Chas Tenenbaum, and that Gene Hackman isn't actually Royal. The Royal Tenenbaums is a must-see.
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