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.
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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