Pop Up Screens: The Royal Tennenbaums
An eccentric look at the American family, warts and all
You'd think life as a child genius wouldn't be too bad, especially living in a large dreamy house in New York. For finance-savvy Chas, award-winning playwright Margot, and junior champion tennis player Richie, intellect becomes more of a hindrance when the solitude it creates turns these child prodigies into adult neurotics. Wes Anderson's film follows the family's reunion after years apart. Expect profound silliness and quirky melancholia. Certificate 15. Please bring something to sit on and warm clothes.
"One of the cleverest comedies to happen along in ages."