'Royal Tenenbaums' A new film by the makers of Rushmore looks at a dysfunctional family of former child prodigies headed by Royal Tenenbaum, played by Gene Hackman. NPR film critic Bob Mondello says the comedy sparks an occasional smile.
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A new film by the makers of Rushmore looks at a dysfunctional family of former child prodigies headed by Royal Tenenbaum, played by Gene Hackman. NPR film critic Bob Mondello says the comedy sparks an occasional smile.