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The Royal Tenenbaums
(DVD)

DIRECTED BY - Wes Anderson


In their youth, the Tenenbaums--an eccentric New York family--were extraordinary. They were all geniuses. Royal Tenenbaum (Gene Hackman) was a successful litigator. His wife Etheline (Angelica Huston) raised their children to be ambitious, entrepreneurial, and creative--then published an acclaimed book about her child-rearing techniques. Adopted daughter Margot (Gwyneth Paltrow) was a gifted playwright. Son Chas (Ben Stiller) was a masterful businessman with a taste for real estate. And the other son, Richie (Luke Wilson), was a natural tennis champ. However, when Royal packed up his life and left his wife and his family in a cloud of betrayal, everything fell apart. Twenty years later, the Tenenbaums are a dejected and alienated bunch, each having found that their early successes did not carry over into adulthood. When washed-up Royal learns that his distant wife Etheline, who has become an archaeologist, may remarry, he feigns illness as an excuse to reunite with his estranged family.

 

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Film Info

RUNTIME - 109 minutes

RATING - Not Rated

YEAR - 2001

FORMAT - DVD Region 1

LANGUAGE - English

ATTRIBUTES - Widescreen, Anamorphic

SPECIAL FEATURES (DVD Only) -

DVD Features:

2-Disc Set

Region 1

Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.39

Audio:

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Director

Wes Anderson

Producer

Barry Mendel

Producer

Scott Rudin

Producer

Wes Anderson

Screenwriter

Wes Anderson

Screenwriter

Owen Wilson

Star(s)

Danny Glover

Star(s)

Luke Wilson

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Press

"...Endearing....Mr. Anderson presents each of these characters -- and several more -- with the fastidious care of a collector arranging prize specimens on a shelf..."

- A. O. Scott, New York Times

"...[Wilson] has a funny turn as a macho, adventure-seeking author. The film grows on you..."

- Claudia Puig, USA Today

 

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