R | | Comedy, Drama
The eccentric members of a dysfunctional family reluctantly gather under the same roof for various reasons.
Character "Henry Sherman" was named after Wes Anderson's landlord.
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.
Royal's cigarette jumps from his hand to the ashtray repeatedly when he is having a conference with his three children.
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.
$276,981 (USA) (16 December 2001)