R | | Comedy, Drama
The eccentric members of a dysfunctional family reluctantly gather under the same roof for various reasons.
DIRECTOR TRADEMARK (Wes Anderson): (Peanuts): According to Anderson on the DVD commentary, Buckley the beagle is a tribute to Snoopy. The Vince Guaraldi Trio song "Christmastime is Here" from A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) recurs as Margot's theme.
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.
It's said that Mordechai's feathers have gone white due to stress. The misconception that stress turns human hair white is because stress can kill off living follicles, so that the darker hair falls out leaving just the white hairs behind. It's probably different for birds.
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)
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