The Royal Tenenbaums

The Royal Tenenbaums

DVD - 2002
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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, but now returns to make things right with his family.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Touchstone Home Video : distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2002], c2001
Edition: Widescreen version (2.351)
ISBN: 9780788832536
0788832530
Branch Call Number: DVD COMEDY ROY
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (109 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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TheSandoz
Sep 06, 2017

Best Wes Anderson film in my book , long takes with great talent ( Angelica Houston & Gene Hackman ) play off each other's talent . Wilson , Paltrow, and as always B. Murray give great performances in this dark comedy.

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BenHarrison20
Mar 21, 2017

Is this movie really as good as people say it is? Yep.

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BridgettM
Mar 13, 2017

The Royal Tenenbaums is one of my favorite movies. The first time I watched it, I tried to figure out where it was going. That was a mistake. You will enjoy it more if you just relax and appreciate the dialogue, performances and director/co-writer Wes Anderson's exquisite attention to detail. Don't overthink it. The movie is about a family of former child prodigies. With the exception of the matriarch Etheline, all of the family members have failed to grow up or are struggling with adulthood. Gene Hackman's performance as the patriarch Royal is perfect. I recommend The Royal Tenenbaums for people who like independent film comedies (I'm surprised it is classified as a drama here) and/or movies about dysfunctional families. It is rated R for some language, sexuality/nudity and drug content.

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readyrisa
Jan 04, 2017

Really tried to enjoy and understand this movie... but I just couldn't. Was bored.. couldn't finish it either.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jul 02, 2016

A family of child prodigies is in conflict after their father gets sick. With it's beautiful shots, scenes, and characters, the audience is thrown in this world where love comes in secrets and surprises. An all-star cast embodies the now-adult geniuses, and Anderson tells the story of their lives.
- @spaghettibro of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

TSCPL_KyleM May 11, 2016

My all time fav Wes Anderson film. Every detail is perfectly arranged. Every character is perfectly flawed. A quirky and beautiful family tale.

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EMP_0
Dec 13, 2014

This movie was unbearable. The narration wasn't necessary, as a matter of fact it was obnoxious!
What do you call the beginning of a new scene showing a chapter of a book? Whoever put this together is as dysfunctional as this family.
A father who cheats out his son and wife, the wife cheats on her husband, another one who's in love with his sister, the sister can't seem to get her act straight and cheats on her husband, has a lover and is in love with her brother (I don't care if she is adopted); talk about incest. And she has relations with men and women. The older who's obsessed with drills and is a bitter man. Their friend who's a drunk and takes drugs and that Indian dude that's the right hand of the father, stabs him twice. I can't forget the black lover of the mom that snooped around to find out the Dad wasn't really sick.
All those years he was the accountant and now he tells her he's in love with her? Why, because the father wasn't in the picture?
The only sane one's were the boys and the jury's still out on them; with a family like that they're going to be as crazy as the rest.
I can't forget to mention, they were worried about smoking than the mess they had made of their lives.
Who wrote this insanity of a movie?

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jmredhouse
Sep 02, 2014

This is my favorite of all the Wes Anderson movies. Each character has a sarcastic and comedic personality, as well as a vulnerable need to be accepted by their parents and eachother. I think anyone can enjoy watching this movie.

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dickalan
Aug 30, 2014

Sweet sweet awesome sauce!

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tazertondo
Aug 27, 2012

its very smart, funny, visually intresting with the costumes matching the set and the unique color palette and the soundtrack fits really well-its wes anderson

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