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The Royal Tenenbaums

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The Royal Tenenbaums
The Royal Tenenbaums

The Royal Tenenbaums

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
108 minutes
Limited Release Date:
12/14/01
Wide Release Date:
12/28/01
performer:
Danny Glover, Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston, Bill Murray, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Stiller, Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson
director:
Wes Anderson
distributor:
Buena Vista Pictures
author:
Wes Anderson, Owen Wilson
genre:
Comedy

We gave it an A-

Director Wes Anderson raised the bar for movie music with his wonderful ”Rushmore” soundtrack. This latest effort, for The Royal Tenenbaums, is another delightfully odd mix of left-field choices: plangent folk (Nico, Nick Drake), bracing punk (Ramones, Clash), Tinkertoy classicism (Mark Mothersbaugh) — and the worst song Bob Dylan ever recorded (”Wigwam”). Get it, even if you skip the flick.