One of the most visually exacting films ever made, The Royal Tenenbaums
tells the story of a family of faded childhood prodigies through their odd effects. A room full of naïve paintings of a grade-school crush, a flaming pink hallway, a 9-year-old girl in a giraffe suit, complete with fake bullet wounds, and also some kinda strange stuff make up the optical complement to one of the best soundtracks in recent memory. If you enjoyed director Wes Anderson's Rushmore
you'll no doubt love Royal Tenenbaums
. If you didn't like Rushmore
I have nothing further to say to you, and you might as well go back to your day job of picking nominees for the Academy Awards.