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#66 | The Royal Tenenbaums 2: All About Margot

By Harry Chappell & John Lucas

    Whether you love or loathe his signature brand of whimsical storytelling and themes of upper middle-class ennui, Wes Anderson is one of the most recognised and decorated auteur directors currently working in Hollywood. Inspired by the realisation that neither of us had really seen a lot of his work, we decided to dive into his 2001 breakthrough hit The Royal Tenenbaums - in many ways the quintessential Wes Anderson movie. Featuring an A-list cast that inclues Gene Hackman, Angelica Huston, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Stiller and Luke Wilson, The Royal Tenenbaums tells the story of a family of burned-out eccentrics who reunite after their long-estranged father returns claiming he has just weeks to live and wishes to make amends with his suspicious children.  Join us as we discuss American royalty, inconsistent narration and Gwyneth’s impeccable smoky eye while attempting to determine whether the Anderson brand is a taste we can see ourselves acquir [...]

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