The Royal Tenenbaums
“I couldn’t even begin to think about knowing how to answer that question.”
Considering my very small knowledge of Wes Anderson films, there’s not much I can say in regards to how similar this is compared to his other movies, but I can say that this is everything that I expected it to be. And from what I can tell, it seems to be the epitome of a Wes Anderson film. Although, The Royal Tenenbaums was not nearly as sad as everyone had made it out to be.
One of my favorite facets of the film was the blatantly subtle secrecy; the idea that everyone was hiding something, or hiding behind something. Sometimes it would be literal, like Richie’s sunglasses and facial hair, or even more so when Margot actually hid her secret (cigarettes) inside her coat. In Chas’ case, it was figurative, hiding behind his work or his children. The montage that was accompanied by Needle In The Hay by Elliott Smith was brilliance.
Ari is adorable.