*Spoiler*-Really Weird Question about The Royal Tenenbaums

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  1. Matthew_S

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    Does anyone commit suicide in this film?
     
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    Mark Pfeiffer Screenwriter

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    One character attempts suicide.
     
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    Russ Lucas Stunt Coordinator

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    Obviously Baumer tries to take his own life. I'm not sure how to classify Eli's warpaint crash into the Tenenbaum house. He was dressed for the wedding, but his coked-up screaming descent down the street reeked of disregard for his own life and those of the wedding guests. Perhaps not suicide proper, but certainly self-destructive.
     
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    okay, it is gruesome how they attempt suicide? The first post says yeah, somebody does, the second makes in sound more of a funny thing. (sorry for the inquiry, it's a long story).
     
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    Matthew,

    The first poster is referring to a character who does attempt suicide by cutting each arm 3 or 4 times with a razor blade (lots of blood). The second poster accurately describes a separate incident involving a different character.
     
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    Matthew -

    It all depends on your perspective.

    In reference to the first attempt, I felt it was pretty gruesome. You watch the character cut himself, and then you get to see tremendous amount of blood. I have had some personal experiences with a couple of friends, though.


    I did not take the second incident as a suicide attempt, but that is just me.
     
  7. Kevin Leonard

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    Additionally,

    You get to later see the cuts on Luke Wilson's wrists after they've been cleaned up and treated. The cuts are VERY DEEP and rather graphic; far more disturbing visually than the attempted suicide.
     
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    One could argue...

    ...that Royal's return home was a suicide attempt. I myself subscribe to this belief.
     

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