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The Royal Tenenbaums Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

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-dollar 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 [[Performer~P3515~Alec Baldwin~alecbaldwin]]. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

  • Release date:October 5, 2001

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Toronto Film Critics Association Owen Wilson Best Screenplay [Runner-up] 2001 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Owen Wilson Best Original Screenplay 2001 Nominee
Writers Guild of America Owen Wilson Best Original Screenplay 2001 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Owen Wilson Best Original Screenplay 2001 Nominee
American Film Institute Gene Hackman Best Supporting Actor 2001 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Gene Hackman Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 2001 Winner
National Society of Film Critics Gene Hackman Best Actor 2001 Winner
Chicago Film Critics Association Gene Hackman Best Actor 2001 Winner
Toronto Film Critics Association Gwyneth Paltrow Best Supporting Actress [Runner-up] 2001 Winner
Toronto Film Critics Association Wes Anderson Best Screenplay [Runner-up] 2001 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Wes Anderson Best Original Screenplay 2001 Nominee
Writers Guild of America Wes Anderson Best Original Screenplay 2001 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Wes Anderson Best Original Screenplay 2001 Nominee

Cast

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

Crew

Wes Anderson
Director
Wes Anderson
Producer
Barry Mendel
Producer
Scott Rudin
Producer
Wes Anderson
Screenwriter
Owen Wilson
Screenwriter
Robert Yeoman
Cinematographer
Mark Mothersbaugh
Composer (Music Score)
Dylan Tichenor
Editor
David Wasco
Production Designer
Owen Wilson
Executive Producer
Karen Patch
Costume Designer
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