The Royal Tenenbaums

By Mark Boudreau 21 Jan 2002

I saw the Royal Tenenbaums yesterday, and I must say that Wes Anderson and Owen Wilson created a wonderful film. Wes Anderson has the ability to create a world in his films that seems a lot like ours, but it is trapped in some time which is a mix of now and a previous decade. In the Royal Tenenbaums that decade is the 70’s, as opposed to the 60’s motif of Rushmore. It gives the film a quirkiness that keeps you chuckling and enough details to keep your eyes dancing around the screen looking for past treasures. The performances were as delightful as the setting. The story seemed more of a vehicle for the characters more than anything else. And these characters were worth having such a forum. I definitely look forward to seeing it again.

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