The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
- Time: 110 min
- Genre: Comedy | Drama
- Director: Wes Anderson
- Cast: Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston, Ben Stiller, Gwyneth Paltrow, Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Bill Murray, Danny Glover, Alec Baldwin
Royal Tenenbaum was a successful attorney who had three children with his wife Etheline, an archaeologist. Each of the Tenenbaum kids was a precocious genius: Chas made a killing as a child investor. Richie was a junior tennis champ and three-time U.S. Nationals winner. The adopted Margot 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 and Etheline’s eccentric engagement to Henry Sherman, who wishes to marry her.