R | | Comedy, Drama
The eccentric members of a dysfunctional family reluctantly gather under the same roof for various reasons.
Inside the board game closet, when Chas (Ben Stiller) yells at Royal (Gene Hackman), you can see a green Monopoly house at the end of the light pull chain.
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.
Artist Elliott Puckette's name is badly misspelled in the credits (her paintings appear in the film).
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.
The version shown at the New York Film Festival and some other pre-release screenings used the original Beatles version of "Hey Jude" for the opening introduction. The final version used a new instrumental recording of the song arranged by and performed by his Mutato Muzika Orchestra.
$276,981 (USA) (16 December 2001)
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