The Royal Tenenbaums

Monday, November 18
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1hr 50mins // directed by:Wes Anderson // featuring:Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston, Ben Stiller, Gwenyth Paltrow, Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Bill Murray, Danny Glover // 35mm

Meet the Tenenbaums:

  • Royal Tenenbaum (Gene Hackman) – A shamelessly insensitive lawyer and a failure as a father. He intentionally shot his son Chas with a BB gun, and consistently and irrelevantly feels he must point out that Margot is his "adopted daughter." He often took only Richie to dogfights while excluding Chas and Margot.

  • Etheline Tenenbaum (Anjelica Huston) – A noted archaeologist and author, and the mother of the Tenenbaum children, who "makes their education her top priority." Later on, Ethel finds love with Henry Sherman, her accountant, the complete opposite of her estranged husband Royal.

  • Chas Tenenbaum (Ben Stiller) – A genius in international finance, Chas sued his father twice and had him disbarred because of the bonds his father stole from his safe deposit box when he was fourteen. His wife, Rachael Evans Tenenbaum, died in a plane crash and he has since become obsessed with the safety of his sons, Ari and Uzi. They have a beagle named Buckley.

  • Margot Tenenbaum (Gwynet