Precociously glib and never less than engaging, Wes Anderson's oddball comedy of family manners — imagine an Eloise
novel by J.D. Salinger — chronicles the fortunes of child prodigies Chas, Margot and Richie Tenenbaum, who never fulfilled their potential. The elder Tenenbaums, glad-handing scoundrel Royal (Gene Hackman) and quietly capable Etheline (Anjelica Huston), separated (but didn't divorce) when their children were preternaturally articulate pre-adolescents; Etheline kept the family's capacious, shabbily genteel Manhattan townhouse and Royal moved into the Lindbergh Palace Hotel. Everything the young Tenenbaums touched turned to gold: Chas (Aram Aslania...