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Whats The Royal Tenenbaums like

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by Jon Weaver, Jun 26, 2003.

  1. Jon Weaver

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    I read a review of this movie and it sounds good, especially as I really like Bill Murray and Ben Stiller.

    However, I have heard it compared to "Magnolia", which I bought off of the back of the reviews and and felt that that was one of the most boring films I have ever watched (just my opinion).

    Does anyone have any good or bad things to say about this film?
     
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    I thought that Gwyneth Paltrow looked totally gorgeous in it ! Worth watching so you can dote over her.
     
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    I really liked it.

    Nothing like Magnolia, though. Not sure what that's all about? I suppose both films are an acquired taste to some degree, but that's where the similarity ends. More like Rushmore, if you liked that, then you'll probably like the Tenenbaums.
     
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    Ive had it for ages, but only watched it the other day. Great film, had me cracking up all the time. The begining is so good.
     
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    I saw it in the cinema and really enjoyed, been meaning to get it on DVD.

    Eli Cash's (Owen Wilson) apartment cracked me up, those paintings were awesome, not to mention his video collection. :rolleyes:
     
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    Very good film - hilarius in parts and not at all like Magnolia (thought I also liked that).
     
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    Great film. Just buy it.

    Then buy Rushmore if you haven't seen that.

    And then buy his first film, Bottle Rocket - hilarious :D
     
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    it's wes anderson so it's quirky but good -- it IS a lot like Rushmore (in the use of title cards etc and episodic nature) and if u watch the 2 back-to-back (as i geekily did) then u even notice lines being repeated.

    but they're both great: much better, incidentally, than the bloated self-indulgence of Magnolia.

    the dvd's great as well: found the easter egg where ben stiller introduces the dvd as the "Criterion special edition" even tho it's not? (i know, buena vista or whoever it was just bought the extras perforce from criterion for the R2 dvd).

    Incidentally, this is quite rare, isn't it? For Criterion to license their supplemental material? I've never seen it done anywhere else.

    regards,
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    :clap: Horray! Finally some people are admitting that this film is totally pants! Such a yawn-fest!
     
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    Or genius as I like to call it ;)
     
  11. Jon Weaver

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    I must admit that I have yet to meet anyone who actually liked Magnolia... Both myself and a colleague bought the disk and we both HATED it..

    We have since loaned the disk to other friends/colleagues and all have handed it back with a blank look.

    I am tempted to give The Royal Tenenbaums a go. Play have the R2 for £10 which seems a good price.
     
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    I picked up The Royal Tenenbaums in the virgin 5 for £30 deal.... I have to admit I didn't know what to make of it the first couple of times I watched it, but I think on the 3rd time I finally "got" it.

    I wouldn't say it was hilarious, or even particularly funny, but there were a good few bits that made me smile.

    I found Magnolia to be a bit overblown aswell.
     
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    Chasing Amy and Armageddon
     
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    Magnolia and Tenenbaums are similar in that they both get better with each viewing. Given that they are both brilliant on first viewing, I reckon thats a very good thing.
     
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    I really liked it, very funny and a great story
     
  16. Jon Weaver

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    I finally gave in and bought it from HMV on impuse for £9.99.

    Surprisingly, my wife was quite happy with this, as she liked the look of it.

    We sat down to watch it last night and withing 30 mins she was asleep and I have to say I was struggling.

    After 60 mins, I had enough and stopped.. I will watch the rest of it tonight, but I have to say that it seems like another 'Magnolia' to me.

    I am not saying that its bad, its just not my cup of tea.. I think I need to learn a lesson from this and stick to the type of movies that I KNOW I would like.
     
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    :eek: :eek:

    I bought this as I have Rushmore and loved that, I had heard mixed opinions from people at work who saw it at the cinema and most hated it but I though it was worth a try.

    Put it on at 11pm the day I got it, just to check it span correctly and was hooked within 5 minutes. The monologue at the beginnig sets the scene perfectly and just dragged me into the film. Watched the whole lot then watched it again that weekend.

    I appreciate it may not be everyones cup of tea but it's one of my favourites.
     

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