The Royal Tenenbaums ★★★★

Wes Anderson’s depiction of 70s and 80s New York has me nostalgic for a time and place I could never experience and for that, sir, I say damn you. The relationship between Etheline and Royal is pulled off so well by Ms. Huston and Mr. Hackman that when they’re on-screen together, you can SEE and FEEL the previous 30 or so odd years of their relationship. Mr. Anderson is know for being…different, but here I feel there is such realistic truth in the type of people Royal and Etheline are, and what the offspring of two people like THAT would be. Also can someone do some research and confirm this has the most continuous casual smoking of any movie ever? I wanted to chain-smoke through this entire romp.