The Royal Tenenbaums

The Royal Tenenbaums

Director: Wes Anderson Cast: Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston, Ben Stiller

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Overview

Director Wes Anderson and his longtime friend and writing partner Owen Wilson follow up Bottle Rocket (1996) and Rushmore (1998) with this similarly offbeat comedy about a dysfunctional family reunion. Royal Tenenbaum (Gene Hackman) was a successful attorney who had three children with his wife Etheline (Anjelica Huston), an archaeologist. Each of the Tenenbaum kids was a precocious genius: Chas (Ben Stiller) made a killing as a child investor. Richie (Luke Wilson) was a junior tennis champ and three-time U.S. Nationals winner. The adopted Margot (Gwyneth Paltrow) was a playwright who won a $50,000 Braverman Grant in the ninth grade. When Royal abruptly left his family, however, it was the beginning of two decades of betrayal and failure that would scar the Tenenbaums for life. Their past resentments are bitterly held against Royal when he suddenly reappears, claiming to have six weeks to live and a desire to reconnect with his family. Typically, Royal's story is a sham, but his presence and sincere desire for absolution soon have a profound effect on the Tenenbaums, who are each dealing with thwarted desires and relationships. Among them are Richie's lifelong love for Margot, who's unhappily married to Raleigh St.Clair (Bill Murray) and Etheline's eccentric engagement to Henry Sherman (Danny Glover), who wishes to marry her. The Royal Tenenbaums also co-stars Owen Wilson and features narration provided by Alec Baldwin.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/14/2012
UPC: 0715515099318
Original Release: 2001
Rating: R
Source: Criterion
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound]
Time: 1:50:00
Sales rank: 7,178

Special Features

Audio Commentary by Andersen; With the Filmmaker: Portraits by Albert Maysles, featuring Anderson; Interviews with an behind-the-scenes footage of actors Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston, Ben Stiller, Gwyneth Paltrow, Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Bill Murray, and Danny Glover; ; Outtakes ; The Peter Bradley Show, featuring Interviews with additional cast members; Scrapbook featuring young Richie's murals and paintings, still photographs by set photographer James Hamilton, book and magazine covers, and storyboards; ; Studio 360 radio segment on painter Miguel Calderón, along with examples of his work; Trailers; Collectible insert with Eric Anderson's drawings; Plus: An essay by film critic Kent Jones

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gene Hackman Royal Tenenbaum
Anjelica Huston Etheline Tenenbaum
Ben Stiller Chas Tenenbaum
Gwyneth Paltrow Margot Tenenbaum
Luke Wilson Richie Tenenbaum
Owen Wilson Eli Cash
Danny Glover Henry Sherman
Bill Murray Raleigh St. Clair
Seymour Cassel Dusty
Kumar Pallana Pagoda
Alec Baldwin Narrator
Grant Rosenmeyer Ari Tenenbaum
Jonah Meyerson Uzi Tenenbaum
Stephen Lee Sheppard Dudley Heinsbergen

Technical Credits
Wes Anderson Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Barry Mendel Producer
Mark Mothersbaugh Score Composer
Karen Patch Costumes/Costume Designer
Scott Rudin Producer
Dylan Tichenor Editor
David Wasco Production Designer
Owen Wilson Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Robert Yeoman Cinematographer

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