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Aro Recommended Royal Tenenbaums, The

 

USA 2001, 105 minutes
Dir. Wes Anderson
Rating: [M]
Genres: Comedy, Cult / Screwball

 

Aroview: Spinning another pathologically eccentric comedy, the dir. of BOTTLE ROCKET and RUSHMORE will either have you declining to be amused or else swallowing the whole inspired contraption.

Gene Hackman at least provides actorly substance as the dethroned, exiled patriarch of a family of New York genius-weirdos and their retainers, trying to inveigle himself back into the fold with bullying charm. With visual puns, oddball characters and pedantic mini-lectures on ‘Tenenbaum’ family-history spiralling out of control every five minutes, the baroque trappings are fantastical and undoubtably inventive though perhaps over-rich for some palates.

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DVD Features

  • English subtitles for the hearing impaired
  • aspect ratio: 2.35:1
 

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