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THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS

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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

Wes Anderson’s shimmering snow globe of a film features a fairy-tale clan in a fragile but bountiful New York City sometime in the cozier, more Christmasy past. Gene Hackman delivers a great, wise, subversively unsentimental performance as Royal, a high-living screwup of an old fart who attempts to make amends with his family before it’s too late. The peachy cast includes Ben Stiller, Gwyneth Paltrow, and brothers Luke and Owen Wilson, who rise royally to the occasion of Anderson’s fresh and happily idiosyncratic style of storytelling.