Capital Celluloid 2013 - Day 191: Wed Jul 10

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.
Jonathan Rosenbaum

Great soundtrack. Great trailer.

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