While poking around the library I happened upon “The Royal Tenenbaums”.
I had been thinking about this movie, but had difficulty finding it. I love this movie. I’m going to toss a declaration out there and say that this is my most favorite ever. More than “Annie Hall”. More than “Amelie”. More than “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”.
I vividly remember seeing this movie at the cinema. Everyone I was with hated it, but for me, it was a revelation. I loved the style, the detail, the melancholic mood, the music, the actors, the characterizations, the story…shall I go on? It’s so sad and funny, cynical and nostalgic, hopeful and pessimistic and most importantly, is deeply romantic. After the film ended, I had stars in my eyes, swooning over the whole damn thing. But it was the clandestine love between Margot and Richie that appealed to my romantic sentiment.
I was twenty years old when this film came out in 2001; my love for this film never wavers, it simply grows old with me. In fact, I notice different things every time I view it.
And this evening, after a long hot work day, my husband and I tucked in with pizza, ice-cold pear cider and this movie. And then I got a little bit drunk. And it was wonderful.
And so, if I may, I’ll finish with my favorite scene from the movie. This gets me in my heart every time.
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