OverviewThe Royal Tenenbaums is Wes Anderson’s 3rd film, and again, features an original soundtrack from Mark Mothersbaugh.
The Royal Tenenbaums is about three children who seemed to be incredibly gifted as children on a trajectory towards great success, only to come crashing back to earth as deeply unhappy adults. Chas Tenenbaum ( Ben Stiller ) is a panicked and paranoid business owner, Richie Tenenbaum ( Luke Wilson ) is a washed up tennis player who is in love with his sister, Margot Tenenbaum ( Gwyneth Paltrow ), a depressed playwright. Margot is married to Raleigh St. Clair ( Bill Murray ), a psychologist and author, but is having an affair with an old family friend, and novelist, Eli Cash ( Owen Wilson ). The children are brought back together when their father announces he has been diagnosed with stomach cancer. Lying about the disease, Royal Tenenbaum ( Gene Hackman ), their arrogant ass of a father, uses the ruse in a desperate attempt to bring the family back together, and get his wife ( Anjelica Huston ) back from her new love interest ( Danny Glover ) before he dies.