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The Royal Tenenbaums
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Genres: Comedy, Dark Comedy, Dysfunctional Families, Drama, Criterion Collection

Cast: Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston, Ben Stiller, Gwyneth Paltrow, Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Bill Murray, Danny Glover, Seymour Cassel

Director: Wes Anderson

Synopsis: Royal Tenenbaum (Unforgiven's Gene Hackman) and his wife, Etheline (Prizzi's Honor's Anjelica Huston) had three children—Chas, Margot, and Richie—and then they separated. Chas (Meet the Parents' Ben Stiller) started buying real estate in his early teens and seemed to have an almost preternatural understanding of international finance. Margot (Shakespeare in Love's Gwyneth Paltrow) was a playwright and received a Braverman Grant of $50,000 in the ninth grade. Richie (Rushmore's Luke Wilson) was a junior champion tennis player and won the U.S. Nationals three years in a row. Virtually all memory of the brilliance of the young Tenenbaums was subsequently erased by two decades of betrayal, failure, and disaster. THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS is a hilarious, touching, and brilliantly stylized study of melancholy and redemption from Wes Anderson (The Darjeeling Limited).

Language: English

Country of Origin: United States of America

Production Year: 2001


  • "An unqualified masterpiece.", Los Angeles Daily News
  • "A comedy of unrequited love, melancholy, and disappointment. One to savor.", Geoff andrew, Time Out


  • 2001: Winner, Best Actor, Gene Hackman, National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA
  • 2001: Winner, Golden Globe, Best Actor, Gene Hackman, Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA)
  • 2001: Nominee, Oscar, Best Screenplay, Academy

 The Royal Tenenbaums
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