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Original Title :
The Details
Genre :
Movie / Comedy / Drama
Year :
2011
Directror :
Jacob Estes
Cast :
Tobey Maguire,Elizabeth Banks,Laura Linney
Writer :
Jacob Estes
Type :
Movie
Time :
1h 41min
Rating :
6.1/10

When a family of raccoons discover worms living underneath the sod in Jeff and Nealy's backyard, this pest problem begins a darkly comic and wild chain reaction of domestic tension, infidelity and murder.

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Some of the scenes seem a little redundant, for example the boat scene at the beginning of the movie, but that doesn't really spoil the movie as a whole. All in all, it's an interesting piece of work. It will probably not inspire you or stay in your memory forever, but it will definitely make you think about your actions, and how quickly things in life can get ugly.

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In King County, Washington, Dr. Jeff Lang has been married for ten years with Nealy Lang and they have a little boy. Their best friends are Rebecca Mazzoni, who studied with Jeff in the medical school, and her husband Peter Mazzoni. Jeff decides to sod his backyard, but the grass comes with worms underneath and raccoons destroy his sod during the night. Jeff wants also build another room in the house for his planned second son, but the City Hall blocks the project. Jeff decides to build the room without the approval and he gives a beautiful plant for his next door neighbor, the unstable Lila (Laura Linney) that lives with her cat Matthew, expecting that she does not denounce his construction work to the authorities. Jeff also likes to play basketball with his friend Lincoln, who has kidney problem and needs hemodialysis. However, the raccoons disturb Jeff and Nealy has not had sex with him for six months. Jeff decides to poison the raccoon and he meets Rebecca to drink and relief his ...
Cast overview, first billed only:
Tobey Maguire Tobey Maguire - Jeff Lang
Gary Schwartz Gary Schwartz - Plans Inspector
José Gandara José Gandara - José
Elizabeth Banks Elizabeth Banks - Nealy Lang
Miles Ellenwood Miles Ellenwood - Miles
Kerry Washington Kerry Washington - Rebecca Mazzoni
Ray Liotta Ray Liotta - Peter Mazzoni
Rose Cano Rose Cano - Alma
Laura Linney Laura Linney - Lila
Traci L. Crouch Traci L. Crouch - Pregnant Traci (as Traci Crouch)
Dennis Haysbert Dennis Haysbert - Lincoln
Cathy Vu Cathy Vu - Fantasy Fruit Girl
Gretchen Lieberum Gretchen Lieberum - Great Internet Boobs
Marlette Buchanan Marlette Buchanan - Angela
James Kruk James Kruk - Wine and Cheese Man

James McAvoy was originally cast as Jeff, but dropped out due scheduling conflicts and Tobey Maguire replaced him.

Tobey Maguire and Elizabeth Banks previously starred in the Spider-Man (2002) series and Seabiscuit (2003) together.

The fruit girl asks Jeff to bring his friend, Mary Jane, along. Tobey Maguire previously played Peter Parker in Spider-Man, whose girl friend is Mary Jane.

In Absolute Power (1997), Dennis Haysbert's character attempts to kill Laura Linney's Character. In this film, his character succeeds.


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Kiutondyl

Kiutondyl

Tobey Maguire is a pitch perfect anti-hero in this bizarre, absurd, dark movie about love and raccoons. The movie plays like a demented fairy tale, replete with butterflies, rainbows and cross-bows. The audience I saw it with was in stitches. But this isn't really a comedy. I wouldn't even call it a black comedy. I'd say the movie is more of a magical absurd comedy, if that is even a genre. It plays like a fever dream, swinging wildly between realism and camp. I was surprised about 100 times during the watching of this film, and to tell much more about it would just spoil the fun of it for you. Suffice to say, you will not get what you're expecting. If you want something normal, this isn't it... I will warn that sometimes the movie makes your stomach turn, as you're forced to live in the shoes of a morally suspect character... but I think that was the point. There are no good or bad people in this movie. There are only morally gray people, who behave like raccoons... hungry, horny, needy and desperately seeking worms... I was lucky enough to see it in a recent festival screening. I think it will be really interesting to see how general audiences respond....
thrust

thrust

In King County, Washington, Dr. Jeff Lang (Tobey Maguire) has been married for ten years with Nealy Lang (Elizabeth Banks) and they have a little boy. Their best friends are Rebecca Mazzoni (Kerry Washington), who has studied with Jeff in the medical school, and her husband Peter Mazzoni (Ray Liotta). Jeff decides to sod his backyard, but the grass comes with worms underneath and raccoons destroy his sod during the night. Jeff wants also build another room in the house for his planned second son, but the City Hall blocks the project. Jeff decides to build the room without the approval and he gives a beautiful plant for his next door neighbor, the unstable Lila (Laura Linney) that lives with her cat Matthew, expecting that she does not denounce his construction work to the authorities. Jeff also likes to play basketball with his friend Lincoln (Dennis Haysbert), who has kidney problem and needs hemodialysis.

However, the raccoons disturb Jeff and Nealy has not had sex with him for six months. Jeff decides to poison the raccoon and he meets Rebecca to drink and relief his bitterness about his dried up of sex marriage and they end the day having sex in Rebecca's home. Jeff finds a better work for Lincoln as a coach at a school and he learns that his friend will die soon. Jeff gets close to a breakdown when Peter discovers that his wife betrayed him with Jeff; Matthew is accidentally poisoned by Jeff and Lila seduces him and they have sex. Jeff decides to donate one kidney to save the life of his friend, but when he is recovering from the surgery, he learns that Lila is pregnant and he comments his life with Lincoln. Will Jeff find redemption in his journey to hell?

"The Details" is a love or hate movie, with dark humor, drama and amoral story. Jeff Lang is a family man and doctor that begins his descent to hell when raccoons destroy his expensive sod. The turmoil of his life is funny since the bad things sequentially happen to Jeff. The scene when Lila tells to Jeff that she is pregnant is hilarious. Tobey Maguire is a great actor but his baby face does not fit well to his role. But Laura Linney "steals" the movie with a top-notch performance. My vote is seven.

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Anen

Anen

There's scarcely anything than better than a fierce, biting black comedy on a bright, sunny morning and Jacob Aaron Estes' The Details delivers one and then some. Not only does the film give us a wonderful premise with efficient character actors, but it's the way that we dive into these socially and morally complex people that makes it such a wonderfully black experience. Rarely has a film bottled me with so much guilty, unadulterated pleasure and rarely have I liked it so much.

Tobey Maguire, one of my favorite actors, plays Jeff Lang, a doctor in suburbia with a lovely wife, a cute kid, and a Toyota Prius. As a doctor, he lives a moderately enjoyable life, but he feels rather unfulfilled with the lack of pleasure in his life sexually and literally. His wife, Nealy (Elizabeth Banks) rarely is in the proper mood, even when the kid is asleep, so Jeff frequents various pornographic websites to satisfy his typical male urges.

But it's to the extent he goes to satisfy his deeply unsatisfied urges is when The Details takes off and becomes almost fearless. Jeff decides to commit an act of infidelity with a close friend named Rebecca (Kerry Washington). They wind up having sex and it's all downhill from there once her husband Peter (the great Ray Liotta) finds out. Upon discovering the situation, he gives Jeff two possible options on how to keep him quiet about the situation and both are equally dismaying.

The shocking thing is even after this small adventure into cheating, Jeff still isn't completely satisfied and winds up accepting sex from his quirky middle-aged next door neighbor (Laura Linney). While this is all happening, Jeff's other newfound interest is attempting to rid his backyard of raccoons who have been persistently digging up his sod.

The Details brings to light two different things about the masculinity of males that can not be ignored; their quest for sexual pleasure and their desire to accomplish difficult and demanding tasks. The fact that the film explores these deep, inner urges of most males' psychs is a challenge from the writing department and it allows the viewer a deeper, larger motivation for the despicable steps taken by the anti-hero Jeff.

Because Maguire has now completed his odyssey with Sam Raimi's Spider-Man franchise, it's pleasing to see him try out different lines of work to hopefully become known as a character actor, with roles like this and Seabiscuit under his belt. Here, he immerses himself into the deeply complex and ambiguous role of Jeff Lang and his diversity and hidden talents come forth in this black comedy of errors. This film is now available on video on demand and will be in selected theaters on November 2, 2012. Make an effort to see one of the funniest, blackest, and most deliciously subversive comedies in years.

Starring: Tobey Maguire, Elizabeth Banks, Laura Linney, Ray Liotta, and Kerry Washington. Directed by: John Aaron Estes.
Cerar

Cerar

"Details" reminds me of the type of movie that was popular in the mid-2000's: every character is just a bit off. Tobey Maguire plays a obstetrician, Jeff, who's addicted to porn; his wife is cheating on him; his neighbor sniffs basil; his female friend gets him high in her husband's vintage car then they proceed to have sex...you get the idea. It's one weird tangent after another. Jeff engenders little sympathy in viewers up through the scene where he tries to buy off the cuckolded husband, Frank (Ray Liotta), who puts in a powerful performance during their confrontation.

Maguire's character makes an attempt to change his ways at this point by donating a kidney to his sick buddy, Link (Haysbert). That leads to a second powerful scene(in the church), but not until after the healed buddy kills Jeff's "unreasonable" pregnant neighbor. Sounds complicated, I know.

The church scene gets cut off way too quickly, though, IMO (like a sudden fade-out during a killer guitar solo). The movie hurries back to safer ground with the final scenes playing out in domestic "bliss." Jeff and his wife lay their secrets on the table and decide to stay together and not go to the authorities "for the good of the children."

It's all so absurd. Wasn't there a police investigation? Surely, Jeff's name would come up in that he was the dead woman's next door neighbor and her obstetrician. Oh well. The movie tries to walk the tightrope between farce and drama. Apart from a couple of scenes with Liotta and Haysbert, it felt much closer to farce.
MeGa_NunC

MeGa_NunC

The Details goes places where most films these days dare not venture. It's a black comedy but it does not bother to play sight gags of the grotesque. It's a black comedy but it is not afraid to become suddenly dramatic. It strikes me as a generally fearless movie, not afraid to deal with the darkness and ridiculousness of male sexuality (Tobey Maguire plays the part of the likable loser-internet porn lover-sexual deviant exceptionally well), not afraid to allow its characters to express a kind of cartoonish intensity which borders on surreal at times, nor is it afraid to allow its characters to reveal deep human insecurities. The filmmaker seems to be interested in constantly showing you different sides of his characters and his story, as if it was a cubist/surrealist dream/nightmare--his characters have multiple faces, his storyline can be viewed as hilarious or dark and unnerving and sometimes even, sweet. Whereas many films released these days are formally obsessed with fitting into a genre, this movie seems unconcerned in adhering to formal movie tropes-- it is at once a hilarious comedy about a man obsessed with ridding his yard of raccoons, about marriage and silly things-- then -- deftly-- the audience finds itself sliding into an absurd realm of murder and darkness and uncomfortable laughter. The truth is, most movies are one simple thing, easily digested and marketed and discarded--but this is not that. Watching this movie you just know, it was invented with a spirit of anarchy and joy and yet, despite this apparent lack of concern for normal rules of the screen, the story- telling itself still manages to keep us consistently tense and pushed toward an inevitable, at first funny, ultimately shocking conclusion. Playing the part of a cat-crazed, manic- depressive, Susy-home-maker sexually obsessed neighbor, Laura Linney turns in a performance that should make even the most cynical movie-goer prick up his or her ears. Also, Elizabeth Banks stands out in this film, especially in the end, when, after her husband, played by Maguire, finally reveals the truth he has been hiding from her all along (all the horrible things he did in secret over the course of the twists and turns of this movie's wild plot). Her reaction to learning the truth from her husband is at once hilarious and gripping and would probably never be forgotten by anyone who sees it. At the end of the movie, the audience is asked to be complicit in the characters sins (which I won't tell you any more about so as not to spoil things). The characters just "go on" in the aftermath of the mess they've created. That said, one could argue that the end of the film is bleak, and that that is unsatisfying. But I would argue that it is just another part of the filmmaker's willingness to throw caution to the wind: It's as if--after an hour and a half of laughing-- he's saying "yeah, it's funny, but..." Since the sins explored in the details are common sins that get wildly out of control--sins any of us might relate to--the movie plays like an allegory for our shared, collective lack of morality and while it is funny... it is also serious. Some movies are perfect-- they perfectly capture you in a web of sentimentality or comedy or darkness-- this is not that. This is not a still life.
Dodo

Dodo

The Details is a dark comedy with an incredible cast and good writing. What I really enjoyed was the fact that the filmmakers didn't seem to sugar coat anything and try to deceive you that a perfect family exists, and that people don't struggle with temptation and guilt on everyday basis. It's a greatly exaggerated story of an ordinary man with ordinary problems that get him into an extraordinary mess. Casting is incredible, and all actors deliver great performances. Unfortunately, none of the characters, with the exception of Tobey Maguire's Jeff Lang is truly developed, which could have made that film even better. Some of the scenes seem a little redundant, for example the boat scene at the beginning of the movie, but that doesn't really spoil the movie as a whole. All in all, it's an interesting piece of work. It will probably not inspire you or stay in your memory forever, but it will definitely make you think about your actions, and how quickly things in life can get ugly.
Pumpit

Pumpit

My favorite movie genre is the dark comedy. In the best of them characters do two things: they say the unsay-able and do the undo-able, but in a naturalistic way that turns everyday events into a journey to that feral, hidden nature that dwells in all of us but is usually only realized in dreams or fantasies. The film that kept coming to my mind while watching THE DETAILS was FARGO , the heavyweight champion of the genre. Clearly, writer/director Jacob Aaron Estes has given the Coen Brothers a run for their money in his latest cinematic effort; the story of a young doctor (played by Tobey Maguire in a career changing performance), who is living a story book existence, with a seemingly perfect home, family and circle of friends. That is, until a series of increasingly impulsive decisions thrusts him into a downward spiral that turns his innocuous existence into a living, hilarious hell. To me, there is nothing funnier than humor that makes me laugh and wince at the same time, and THE DETAILS does that in spades. The ensemble acting by an all-star cast is something to behold, with possible supporting Oscar nods to Laura Linney, Dennis Hasbert and Ray Liotta. Linney especially rises to another acting plane in her ability to turn a garishly eccentric neighbor into a believable seductress. A scene involving Liotta and Maguire on a bridge is one that I believe will still be talked about years from now. All of this is tied together seamlessly by the mature, confident writing and direction of Mr. Estes, who manages to accelerate the mundane to the horrifyingly surreal without a hint of the cinematic self-consciousness many directors have succumbed to while trying their hands at this most difficult kind of humor. Finally, I was really impressed with the way the set design, photography and soundtrack all blend together to create a sense of eerie whimsicality that eased me into a sense of anticipation—indeed participation—to the point where I was immediately rationalizing the shocking climax, as if I were the unfortunate Doctor himself. To sum up, THE DETAILS is hilarious and horrifying in a unique, naturalistic way, an example of independent filmmaking at its best.
melody of you

melody of you

Dejavu... that's the word that comes to my mind when I finished this movie... this movie reminded me a great deal of 'American Beauty' due to its technique and dramatization... American Beauty has a way different story, but both of those movies get to you in a similar manner... how one event of least importance can turn your whole world up-side-down in time to comes, the details tells you about that very convincingly...

The acting has been tremendous... Other than the spiderman series I have known Tobey Mcguire from the cider house rules, in which his acting was commendable... but the details has a different character for him to tackle and he did it quite well... Laura Linney and Elizabeth Banks are veterans and I do not recall them throwing away their character every before... but the best thing about this movie is the screenplay... hats off to the writer who knows how to whirl the story through the time streams gently... every act was calculated and didn't feel like unnecessary or miscalculated at all...

My recommendations... do see it!
Doath

Doath

The Details begins with a pleasant enough introduction and promises of a humorously dark spin on suburbia . With a stellar cast that offers up top notch performances the movie moves along with a theme-park roller-coaster like flow between comedy and tragedy. Certainly humorous and at times truthful, the movie has a Jekyll & Hyde flow that creates a whole lesser then its pieces.

A seemingly perfect couple, Jeff the Doctor (Tobey Maguire) and the beautiful Nealy (Elizabeth Banks) are in a rough patch in their stale marriage. Two ill advised home improvement ventures lead Jeff to a run in with some pesky raccoons and a even more pesky encounter with a crazy cat lady neighbor(Laura Linney). Doctor Jeff's life begins to unravel as he tries to navigate his way through bribery, blackmail and his urge to feel some sort of spark that is missing from his marriage. A woeful tale of infidelity gone bad unfolds that leads the Doc down a slippery slope. He tries to cure his woes with a few doses of philanthropy, but no good deed goes unpunished, its the details that always gets you in the end.

The performances by the cast are top notch, Toby Maguire as Dr. Jeff gives a complex performance that is humorous, emotional and sympathetic. Elizabeth Banks has flashes of brilliance, the last 10 minutes give glimpses of what more her character could have offered had the filmmakers seen the opportunity. Lauara Linney is comic genius in a turn that is right up there with her best. Dennis Haysbert and Ray Liotta give very pure performances. This movie couldn't have asked for better side players which only makes it more disappointing that the filmmakers didn't create a better landscape.

The Details has brilliant moments of humor, but its see-saw approach between gags and edge of darkness stuff keep it in a gray area which can only be successful in the most polished of hands (e.g. American Beauty). Ironically its in the details, where the Details fails. There are numerous moments in the film where just a few tweaks could have kept it from flying off the tracks. The lasting impression is an attempt at modern story telling that wastes excellent performances by not keeping a tighter grip on the story.

I expect some buzz about the film after its initial premiere. Tobey Maguire gives a fabulous performance and gives all that he could, however once this sort of film is removed from the gloomy shadows of the downer films that typically makes up most of Sundance it probably won't fair very well. Shame really, this could have been a more significant film.
Cerana

Cerana

Perhaps I lack the misanthropy to find humor in this movie, but aside from everything seeming to have spun from a battle with raccoons I didn't see anything humorous about it. I have to wonder at the type of person that would find the events in this movie even darkly comedic. Maybe it was my present mindset, yet I cringed through the entire movie. Unless you find coerced adultery with a batsh-t crazy woman and murder funny I wouldn't go in to this movie expecting laughs. It lacked even the vengefully humorous relationships of ..say "War of the Roses" something that I would consider darkly comedic. This merely plunged you deeper and deeper into despair. I'm NOT saying it was a BAD movie....just terribly misrepresented.
Anayalore

Anayalore

Like the best film noir, "The Details" forces us to recognize and engage with our darker natures, the often cruel vagaries of fate, and the fact that happy endings are often neither happy, nor endings. It is also incredibly funny. Tobey Maguire is excellent as a philandering Doctor named Jeff Lange, led inexorably down a path of mayhem and bad behavior in his efforts to conceal his impropriety from his sexually aloof wife, played by an equally excellent Elizabeth Banks. The rest of the cast is also quite strong, particularly Dennis Haysbert, whose turn as Jeff's wizened friend/charity case, and seeming moral conscience, is played to brilliant effect. (The "seeming" is very important here, as writer-director Jacob Estes offers a surprising turn in Haysbert's character, that consists of a brilliant excoriation of the tired Hollywood character trope which Spike Lee terms "The Magical Negro.")

With large performances (including Laura Linney as a Blowsy seductress!), bold visuals, and masterfully satirical sound design, "The Details" is stupendously entertaining, a Brechtian meditation on questions moral, social and existential. Estes' film is by turns hilarious and horrifying, often in the same moment. Not to be missed!!!
Liarienen

Liarienen

Tobey Maguire (miscast, got no business playing opposite anybody as hot as Elizabeth Banks, but still it sort of works) is a doctor who gets himself in what appears to be a minus five sit-com. The absurdity had me wanting to get up and leave 4 or 5 times, but just when I thought all was beyond hope, Toby uses his Prius to commit the murder of an errant raccoon, and confesses everything including complicity in a murder, to his wife. It is an absolutely outstanding scene, and lifted me up out of the muck I'd been wallowing in.

Suffice it to say that his troubles are initiated by the continuing irritant of excessive bureaucratic government regulations and social pressures (he lives in Seattle and the Prius has an Obama sticker on the bumper, and he's even afraid to hose a raccoon much less shoot it. Guns...ick.) After reciting the litany of his transgressions and betrayals to her in the car, he says, "OK, so far that's the good news". The last 10-15 minutes are priceless and worth the muck to get there. Elizabeth Banks is superb in that scene, and Laura Linney is great throughout as the neurotic, obnoxious next door neighbor. There is also a good scene with Ray Liotta that sort of sets up Maguire's catharsis.

Could also be titled, "The Devil is in the Details", "No Good Deed Goes Unpunished", "The Truth Shall Set You Free--Sort Of", or "Wherefore Absolution?". The philosophical and moral issues it raises could start at least half a dozen arguments all by themselves.

EDIT ADD: I watched this a second time and, knowing what happens makes the first part not seem so sit-com....ish. The excellent scene with Liotta on the Skagit R. Bridge starts the second half of the movie which justifies the first. I don't know what could be done to fix it, except maybe make sure people watch the preview first, which I hadn't. Whatever, just watch it! This could actually become a cult classic, something we haven't had many worthwhile examples of for a good while.
Longitude Temporary

Longitude Temporary

I found this movie on Netflix streaming movies and I took a chance, even though it has a mediocre rating. I'm glad I did, for a "dark comedy" I found it very entertaining. Of course having an A-list cast also makes all the difference, each one is superb.

Tobey Maguire is OBGYN physician Jeff Lang , happily married for 10 years to Elizabeth Banks as Nealy Lang . They have a young son, and are hoping to have another. This generates a need to build a minor addition onto their house, and from that springs most of the excitement in the rest of the story. A big part of that is raccoons invading the back yard at night, pulling up the sod for the worms.

Jeff's good friend from medical school is Kerry Washington as Psychiatrist Rebecca Mazzoni, married to restaurateur Ray Liotta as Peter Mazzoni. They and the Langs are good friends, all living and working in Seattle.

As the construction and back yard sodding project moves forward, Laura Linney as next door neighbor, crazy lady Lila , ends up being a big thorn in Jeff's paw. She plays her role to perfection. As well as Dennis Haysbert as Lincoln , who Jeff only knows via their playing basketball together. Lincoln is a former all-star player in college, but now has failing kidneys and works in a construction job.

To write more at this point would be chancing spoiling the movie, so I will reserve that for after my "SPOILERS" section below. In summary Jeff gets himself into a number of binds and has to decide to be honest with his wife and do the right things. Well, some of them.

SPOILERS: Everything seems to go wrong at once. Nealy rejects Jeff, much later he finds out because she was having her own affair, so when he goes to Rebecca for comfort and advice they end up having sex. That ends up breaking up Rebecca's and Peter's marriage. In the meantime his poison intended for the raccoons kills Lila's cat, she demands sex, later finds out she is pregnant. Meanwhile Jeff does a good thing, he donates a kidney to Lincoln, plus hooks him up for a high school coaching job, and all are grateful. But when Jeff tells Lincoln of his problem with Lila, and his dream of her death by an arrow while walking her dog, Lincoln buys archery equipment and makes that dream a reality. In the end Nealy is pregnant, she confesses her own affair, and they decide that keeping everything to themselves is better than breaking up two families. A dark comedy!
Oso

Oso

Don't bother with this movie. The premise was bad. The execution was bad. The acting was overdone and overindulgent. I'll just put it this way- this movie created a new rule in my mind. If there is a "dark comedy" with several name actors in it then don't see it unless you know other people who loved it. This is just one of those movies where it seems like someone called in a bunch of favors to get made even though it never came together whatsoever.

The opening sequence did make it seem like there was some potential. Then it just sort of drifted and the audience is left waiting for the good parts to start. We were left waiting for the good parts to start all the way to the end credits. Do your self a favor and pass on this truly horrendous movie.
Xar

Xar

I don't think there is a single thing funny about this film. As someone else said, "The War of the Roses" is a great dark comedy, this is just dark. The acting was terrible, especially Laura Linney, who is a great actress, which suggests that she was being directed to go over the top and to play it far too broadly. She seemed to be in a different film at times. No one comes out of this film well though, I don't know what any of them were thinking. It might have been different with James McAvoy in the lead, because that guy can out-act Tobey Maguire with his hands tied, but I think he was smarter to get out of it.

SPOILER:

Aside from already loathing the film, but being in a position where I couldn't turn it off because other people were watching it too, except the friend who'd fallen asleep on my shoulder, the very worst part of this film was how it used animals within its pathetic storyline. The crazy neighbor, Laura Linney, loses her cat supposedly to the poison Tobey Maguire put out for the raccoons, and she shows it to him, taking its dead body out of the fridge where she's keeping it in an open, decorated box as if it were a cake, emphasizing her crazy cat lady looniness. Weak. Later Tobey Maguire deliberately runs his car at a raccoon on the road, hits it, and backs up to hit it again. The dead raccoon is then the backdrop to the couple arguing with each other. Anyone who finds this comic is just a sick jerk and anyone who ever deliberately tries to hit an animal when I'm around is not someone I would ever speak to again.
Olwado

Olwado

The only reason this movie is getting 2 stars is for Elizabeth Banks and Ray Liotta. They both make comedies so it wasn't as pathetic for them to be in this as Laura Linney and Tobey Maguire. Maguire as the main character was unbelievable as a man that beautiful women throw themselves at. He has zero personality and let's face it, he's not a real looker.

The first 45 min. to and hour were about nothing but raccoons in his yard, or it seemed like it anyway. It was slow, stupid and boring. My husband fell asleep and I was glad when it was over.

Don't waste your time because of names in this piece of fluff.
Urtte

Urtte

GREAT MOVIE! Outstanding Performances all around! Toby Maguire really brings this character to life. What begins as a quirky stroll into the lives of a thirty something married couple dealing with some invasive raccoons's,becomes a spider web tapestry of life's bizarre struggles and the harrowing results of our choices. In excellent supporting roles, Ray Liotta and Laura Linney shake up every frame they are in. This story is equally filled with moments of laughter and pain! The best aspect of this film is how it starts out one way, seemingly simple, and then takes you on a wild ride with its characters revealing more and more about their vulnerabilities and weaknesses. This is what indie film-making is all about.
lolike

lolike

I rarely write reviews but this movie was like a breath of fresh air! Why aren't there movies with the kind of play and irony and humor of this one? It kept me on the edge of my seat and was constantly changing in pacing, in story, in tone. I love this movie! Laura Linney should win an award for her performance and Ray Liotta has never been given a chance to be so good. Tobey Maguire finally has grown up and moved into a whole new level as an actor. I love this film. I wish there were more like this because most of what I see is so canned or boring or both. How does one go about recommending a film for an award? If anyone has any idea, please post it here. Ms Linney has to be put up for one. Love it!
Arakus

Arakus

"In life when something disastrous happens you go back and replay everything to see where it went wrong." Jeff Lang (Maguire) has just found a family of raccoons ripping up his new sod in his back yard. He decides to place traps to kill them and take back his yard. This one little event leads to adultery, murder, transplants and everything in between. This movie is one of the most interesting, entertaining and fun movies that I have seen in awhile. I would call this a comedy but a definite dark comedy, so if you offend easy I would avoid this. The writing is so clever that the movie keeps you wanting to see what happens next and you are both horrified and smiling about it. I really can't say to much about this movie because I don't want to give anything away but each event triggers something worse. I really enjoyed this and I recommend this sleeper hit. Overall, one of the darkest and funniest comedies that I have seen in a while and a real under the radar movie that deserves to be seen. I give it a B+.
Gavirim

Gavirim

I felt compelled to write this review because no one else mentioned what i saw. First of all i thought Tobey's character presented as a kind of vacant person with little sense of self. He cheated in medical school, gets addicted to internet porn, and just sort of falls into having sex with his mentally neighbor (the fabulous LauraLinney). he is a man with no real sense of agency, and without intending to be, is morally bankrupt. He meets Lincoln and sees a chance to redeem himself which he does except it is just one more thing that doesn't really represent true change, like its more of an easy way out of his dilemma. Lincoln ultimately commits an immoral act of his own to express his gratitude to Tobey.When Tobey admits all to his wife, she is then relieved of the guilt of her affair, and they are caught in another moral dilemma, whether to turn Lincoln in or not. In the end they decide life as usual and finally have a beautiful new garden and a second child. Like another reviewer it reminded me of a Cohen brothers movie.
Lucam

Lucam

I must say, this is one of the more bizarre and interesting movies I've watched in a long time. The twists were great I thought. Very unexpected outcomes.

We all need to suspend our disbelief when watching anything, maybe that was a problem for the people that gave this such a low rating on IMDb, but for me, the writing and acting made me stick with it, and I'm glad I did!

So far, any movie I've watched with Tobey Maguire has worked for me, I think it's because he picks vehicles that are interesting. He is one of my favorite actors and never disappoints.

Solid 8 stars!
Ice_One_Guys

Ice_One_Guys

Tobey Maguire going crazy, and why? Because of his Garden? Well not only, there are reasons too. Plus who can be mad at Raccoons, aren't they adorable? (No I'm the only one that thinks that?) Seriously though: The movie and the shenanigans from all involved are sort of over the top, but still decent enough to watch. The cast list reads really great (Mr. Baldwin giving a speech that is life changing or at least should be for the character involved).

The movie is uncertain where it wants to take the viewer (proof the alternate ending on display/disc), but the ride is still entertaining enough to take. Just don't expect anything to fancy and you'll be satisfied
Dagdardana

Dagdardana

I'm happy to see that there are still some creative thinkers left in Hollywood.

'The Details' is funny, sad, inspirational and scary. Its an emotional ride into a normal day of a young couple that turns absurdly bizarre in a heart beat. I'm talking bat-sh*t crazy kinda stuff! You just cant believe the twists and turns that come your way...yet it all feels so believable.

Trust me when I say you have never seen anything like this.

A great cast, excellent direction and original writing makes this a movie you will pretty much never forget.
Legionstatic

Legionstatic

This is a potentially very average film, however, Toby Maguire's voice and face make it almost unbearable. In order to better enjoy this film, I would recommend either blindfolding yourself or plugging your ears before watching it. If you find that you still can't take it, then doing both is also acceptable. I would also argue against this film being classified as a comedy, as I can't really remember laughing at any point. A more appropriate classification would possibly be fantasy, as a man who looks and sounds like Toby Maguire would never be permitted to be in a five metre radius of women as attractive as Elizabeth Banks or Kerry Washington, never mind actually having sex with them. Witchcraft or some sort of sorcery would definitely be required.
Kefym

Kefym

Don't know why, but I quite enjoyed the jaded quasi-comedic drama starring Tobey Maquire as a spineless, self-obsessed, narcissist who spends a good portion of the movie digging himself deeper and deeper. It reminded me of a more realistic (in comparison) less over-the-top "Very Bad Things" another black-comedy I enjoyed.

All of the main actors acquit themselves very well, from Tobey, of course, to Laura Linney as the New Agey weirdo neighbor, to 24's Dennis Haysbert and Ray Liota in a smaller part. The cast shines from top to bottom.

Many people will be off put by the nihilism, some would say objectism of it all, but in my mind this made the film.