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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Gene Hackman
Angelica Huston
Ben Stiller
Gwyneth Paltrow
Luke Wilson
Bill Murray
Owen Wilson
Directors
Wes Anderson
Screenwriters
Wes Anderson
Running Time
110 minutes

The Royal Tenenbaums
With a great premise and an all-star cast, Wes Anderson has done it again with one of the cleverest comedies to happen along in ages


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Plot
The child prodigies of the Tenenbaum family - Chas, Margot and Richie - have fallen on hard times in adulthood, something they blame on their estranged father, Royal. However, when he announces that he has only weeks to live, the family is reunited for the first time in years.


Verdict
No year would be complete without an offbeat comedy, and chances are you won’t see another like this in 2002. Tenenbaums boasts the same sense of the bizarre that made Rushmore and Being John Malkovich such hits — and, like those two, it’s one of the cleverest comedies to happen along in ages.


Reviewed by Caroline Westbrook

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