The Royal Tenenbaums (Anderson, 2001): Prince Charles Cinema, 8.45pm
This screens as part of the Directed by Wes Anderson season at the cinema. Here are the details of the full programme.
Chicago Reader review:
You may find Wes Anderson's 2001 follow-up to Rushmore
a solid piece of entertainment in the same general mode, but
disappointing insofar as it moves the earlier film's stylistic freshness
into a kind of formula, increasing the overall cuteness while reducing
the sense of adolescent despair. Not that the extended dysfunctional New
York family of the title are happy campers by any means; like
Salinger's Glass family, they're a disarming mix of prodigal talents,
crippling incapacities, and diverging ethnicities. The movie's affection
for them all is certainly infectious, and the cast is wonderful: Danny
Glover, Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston, Bill Murray, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben
Stiller, Luke Wilson, and Owen Wilson. Whatever my qualms, it's still
one of the funniest comedies around.
Great soundtrack. Great trailer.