The Royal Tenenbaums is the third movie by writer/director Wes Anderson, whose previous films included Bottle Rocket (1996) and Rushmore (1998).

Released in December 2001, The Royal Tenenbaums was written by Wes Anderson and Owen Wilson, and directed by Wes Anderson.

Heralded as vastly superior to his previous films, The Royal Tenenbaums brings back Wes Anderson alumns Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson and Bill Murray, as well as adding to the roster big names like Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston, Ben Stiller, Gwyneth Paltrow and Danny Glover, just to name a few.

The movie's tagline is, "Family isn't a word, it's a sentence."

The general plot finds Royal Tenenbaum (Gene Hackman) announcing to his estranged family that he has a terminal illness. The family reunites, with Royal's wife, and his three former-prodigy children (a playwright, a tennis player and a financial expert), and their respective families. Surely, hilarity ensues.

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MPAA: Rated R for some language, sexuality/nudity and drug content.
Runtime: 108 minutes
Country: USA
Language: English
Color: Color (Technicolor)
Sound Mix: DTS / Dolby Digital / SDDS
Certification: USA:R

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