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The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

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Coming Out at 14 December 2001 in theaters

Comedy, Drama

The Royal Tenenbaums is comedy-drama film directed by Wes Anderson and co-written with Owen Wilson. The film stars Danny Glover, Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston, Bill Murray, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Stiller, Luke Wilson, and Owen Wilson. Ostensibly based on a non-existent novel, and told with a narrative influenced by the literature of J.D. Salinger, the story follows the lives of three gifted siblings who experience great success in youth, and even greater disappointment and failure in adulthood. The children’s eccentric father Royal Tenenbaum (Hackman) leaves them in their adolescent years, returning to them after they have grown, and falsely claiming to have a terminal illness. Long after he was shunned by his family, Royal gradually reconciles with his children and ex-wife (Huston).

With a variety of influences, including Louis Malle’s 1963 film The Fire Within and Orson Welles’ 1942 film The Magnificent Ambersons, the story involves themes of the dysfunctional family, lost greatness, and redemption. An absurdist and ironic sense of humor pervades the film, which features a soundtrack subsequently released in two albums.

The Royal Tenenbaums was shot in and around New York City, including a house in Harlem used for the Tenenbaum residence. The filmmakers went to efforts to distinguish the film’s backgrounds from a recognizable New York, with fashions and sets combining the appearances of different time periods.

After debuting at the New York Film Festival, The Royal Tenenbaums received positive reviews from critics and was Anderson’s most financially successful film until 2014’s The Grand Budapest Hotel. Hackman won a Golden Globe for his performance, and the screenwriters were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. In 2016, it was included in BBC’s 100 Greatest Films of the 21st Century.

Director: Wes Anderson

Writers: Wes Anderson, Owen Wilson

Stars: Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston, Ben Stiller, Gwyneth Paltrow, Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Bill Murray

Cast:

Gene HackmanRoyal Tenenbaum
Anjelica HustonEtheline Tenenbaum
Ben StillerChas Tenenbaum
Gwyneth PaltrowMargot Tenenbaum
Luke WilsonRichie Tenenbaum
Owen WilsonEli Cash
Bill MurrayRaleigh St. Clair
Danny GloverHenry Sherman
Seymour CasselDusty
Kumar PallanaPagoda
Alec BaldwinNarrator (voice)
Grant RosenmeyerAri Tenenbaum
Jonah MeyersonUzi Tenenbaum
Aram Aslanian-PersicoYoung Chas Tenenbaum
Irina GorovaiaYoung Margot Tenenbaum
Amedeo TurturroYoung Richie Tenenbaum
Stephen Lea SheppardDudley Heinsbergen
James FitzgeraldYoung Eli Cash
Larry PinePeter Bradley
Don McKinnonDetective
Frank WoodHotel Manager
Al ThompsonWalter Sherman
Jennifer WachtellRachael Tenenbaum
Donal Lardner WardHotel Clerk
Andrew WilsonFarmer Father / Tex Hayward
Dipak PallanaDoctor
Sanjay MathewSanjay Gandhi
Mary WigmoreChas’ Secretary
Sonam WangmoSing-Sang
Gita GabrielFacialist
Pawel WdowczakNeville Smythe-Dorleac
Peter LeungYasuo Oshima
William SturgisFranklin Benedict
Liam CraigReporter in Blue Cardigan
Sheelagh TellerdayEli’s Aunt
Max FaugnoCote d’Ivoire Attendant
Guido VenitucciCote d’Ivoire Radio Operator
Ebon Moss-BachrachFrederick – Bellboy
Brian SmiarElderly ‘Baumer’ Fan #1
Jan AustellElderly ‘Baumer’ Fan #2
Rony ClantonCemetery Maintenance Man
Salim MalikAnwar
Tom LacyJudge
Keith CharlesRoyal’s Lawyer
Greg GoossenGypsy Cab Driver
Saidah Arrika EkulonaNurse
Vic MataSanchez
Michael J. ContiIrish Longshoreman
Tatiana AbbeyParisian Girl
Kalani QueypoNew Guinea Tribesman
Mel CannonPunk Rocker
Leo ManuelianEli’s Egyptian Friend
Amir RaissiEli’s Egyptian Friend
Roger ShamasEli’s Egyptian Friend
Philip DenningFather Petersen
Gary EvansPolice Officer
Rex RobbinsMr. Levinson
Nova Landaeus-SkinnarElaine Levinson
Sam HoffmanParamedic
Brian TenenbaumParamedic
Stephen DignanParamedic
Eric Chase AndersonMedical Student
Wes AndersonTennis Match Commentator #1 (voice)
Tomm BauerTennis Ball Boy
Andrea BianchiParamedic
Ray CastellanosGrocery Clerk
Sarah ChaneyNumber 1 Fan
Blaze Kelly CoyleTennis Socialite
Michael CuomoTennis Fan
Ben DasaroTennis Tournament Director
Dimitri DeFrescoArcheology Student
Sherrie FellSecratary
Vivian KalinovUpscale Theatre Attendee (Audience Member)
Daniel KoenigTennis Fan
Elizabeth LoganTennis Fan
Seth Michael MayArcheologist
Lian MoyPatron
Kevin Kean MurphyArchaeologist
Macc PlaiseJamaican Band Member
Ronald RandDoctor
Neil RiddawayAsian
Alem Brhan SappDesmond
Kaipo SchwabPolynesian Chief
Rolando J. VargasStudent

Sources: imdb & wikipedia

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