Royal Tenenbaum and his wife Etheline had three brilliant kids before separating: Chas had a preternatural instinct for real estate. Margot was an award winning playwright by ninth grade, and Richie was a junior champion tennis player. But despite these promising beginnings the family fell apart after decades of lies, betrayals, and failures. AJP
Three grown prodigies, all with a unique genius of some kind, and their mother are staying at the family household. Their father, Royal had left them long ago, and comes back to make things right with his family.