R | | Comedy, Drama
The eccentric members of a dysfunctional family reluctantly gather under the same roof for various reasons.
The ship "Queen Helena", on which Richie travels back home (seen in the background of the scene at the Royal Arctic Lines terminal where he meets Margot), is really the famous liner Queen Elizabeth 2 (or QE2).
Royal Tenenbaum bought the house on Archer Avenue in the winter of his 35th year. Over the next decade, he and his wife had three children, and then they separated.
When Etheline visits Margot in the bathroom the cord securing the portable TV at the foot of the bath is sometimes across the front of the screen, sometimes not.
The film title first appears on a library book being checked out, then several of the books are seen, and finally the book cover becomes a title card.
There's another scene involving Etheline Tenenbaum (Anjelica Huston) and Henry Sherman (Danny Glover) eating dinner together. Etheline once again turns him down and leaves while he's lighting a piece of toast on fire.
$276,981 16 December 2001