Royal Tenenbaum (UNFORGIVENS Gene Hackman) and his wife, Etheline (PRIZZIS HONORS Anjelica Huston) had three children Chas, Margot, and Richie and then they separated. Chas (MEET THE PARENTS Ben Stiller) started buying real estate in his early teens and seemed to have an almost preternatural understanding of international finance. Margot (SHAKESPEARE IN LOVES Gwyneth Paltrow) was a playwright and received a Braverman Grant of $50,000 in the ninth grade. Richie (RUSHMORES Luke Wilson) was a junior champion tennis player and won the U.S. Nationals three years in a row. Virtually all memory of the brilliance of the young Tenenbaums was subsequently erased by two decades of betrayal, failure, and disaster. THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS is a hilarious, touching, and brilliantly stylized study of melancholy and redemption from Wes Anderson (THE DARJEELING LIMITED).