The Royal Tenenbaums


A domineering father and loving mother raised three high-performing children, who left home early to pursue their respective careers. A few years later, they are all burnt out. Daddy has separated from mommy, and is living in a hotel. Mommy meets a nice black man and decides to remarry, which upsets daddy, who feigns a terminal illness and moves back home. Around the same time, the three kids come back home to try to sort out their messy lives. And thus the scene is set for a wicked, somewhat cerebral, comedy...


109 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language, Violence, Nudity) .
Comedy, Drama

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Credits

Cast
Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston, Ben Stiller, Gwyneth Paltrow, Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Danny Glover, Bill Murray
Director
Wes Anderson
ScreenplayWes Anderson, Owen Wilson
MusicNick Drake, Mark Mothersbaugh, Dee Dee Ramone, Joey Ramone, and others
CinematographyRobert D. Yeoman
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
Made in2001
Produced byAmerican Empirical, Touchstone Pictures

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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

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The Star
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14
Die Burger
Gabriël Botma
10
Tygerburger
Mariana Malan
15
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
10
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson
15
Box Office
Francesca Dinglasan
15
ReelViews
James Berardinelli
15
Film Review
Alan Jones
15
Empire
Caroline Westbrook
15

What the People say

Internet
6219 Netizens
16

Average .. 70%

14

Visitor Comments

Ian Douglas: A very difficult movie, with deadpan humour most of the way. The story and presentation may just be way too offbeat for South African audiences. It may appeal to the art crowd.






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