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The Royal Tenenbaums

(DVD - 2002)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Royal Tenenbaums
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.

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Publisher: Burbank, CA :, Touchstone Home Video :, Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment,, [2002], ©2001
Edition: Widescreen version (2.35first)
ISBN: 0788832530
Branch Call Number: 7.914 Ro
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (109 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in


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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?

Oct 06, 2014
  • 93sat rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

As much as I like Wes Anderson films, this was close to unwatchable. It was like an over extended episode of Arrested Development, which I also loathed.

Sep 02, 2014
  • jmredhouse rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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.

Aug 30, 2014
  • dickalan rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sweet sweet awesome sauce!

Aug 27, 2012
  • tazertondo rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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

Jun 24, 2012
  • solasistim4 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Loved this movie, these guys were such odd ball

Nov 09, 2011
  • animefan rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

this is one of my favorite shows. I watch it at least every other month. the cast is fantastic, but the way it was filmed it is full of charm and a real feel for how this family ticks. makes me wish I was a Tenenbaum too! my personal advice is to watch it twice some people just don't get it the first time. I also own the soundtrack and it gets regular play as well.

Sep 07, 2011
  • diepie rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I love this movie. It is probably in my top 10. Great cast, unique sound track, I even appreciate the narrater. Funny, however some might not understand this type of humor. If you like the movie 'Life Aquatic' you will equally enjoy this.

I wonder what this movie is about.

Dec 14, 2009
  • jmosicki rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

interesting. how many movies have Owen Wilson and Ben stiller been in together?

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