The Royal Tenenbaums

Royal Tenenbaum and his wife Etheline had three child prodigies before they separated - Chas, a real estate trader in his early teens - Richie, a junior champion tennis player and Margot, who received a $50,000 grant for her ninth grade play. Virtually all memory of the brilliance of the young Tenenbaums was subsequently erased by two decades of betrayal, failure and disaster. Most of this was generally considered to be their father's fault.

Continuity mistake: When Margot is telling the story about how she lost half her finger it shows her putting the log up to be cut and it shows her left hand on top of the log. But when the shot moves out to show when her finger gets cut off, her right hand is suddenly on top of the log.

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Margot: I think we're just gonna to have to be secretly in love with each other and leave it at that.

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Trivia: Although filmed in New York, director Wes Anderson didn't want to include any of the city's landmarks, particularly its famous skyline. In the scene when Royal and Pagoda meet in the park on the waterfront (Battery Park), Anderson went so far as to place Pagoda so he blocked any view of the Statue of Liberty in the harbor.

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