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The Royal Tenenbaums




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This is not a belly laugh comedy, but a humorous subtle drama. It's packed with bizarre funny situations and quirky funny lines.

It's mainly about the value of family, even if they are insane.

Frustrating for some, but a lot of fun for others like myself. I like movies that go just over the edge and explore new fresh frontiers.


Director Wes Anderson paints a family portrait of one of the most dysfunctional families this side of the Simpsons.

Royal is out of money, so it's about time his family knows what he really thinks about them, despite the fact that they all already hate him.

Subtle performances drawn from top actors make this one of the most unique movies to come around in years. Quirky, odd and just plain fun.

The movie is a twisted, distorted, warped comedy about a bunch of odd, strange and cranky losers.

Star Gene Hackman does a great job with his cheerfully thoughtless routines, and the rest of the cast support his performance with a wasted and miserable look.

The story is about the misadventures of a uniquely unhappy family. It's crazy, adult entertainment.

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