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The Details

Directed by Jacob Aaron Estes

Written by Jacob Aaron Estes

USA, 2011

Tobey Maguire exists in a kind of netherworld as a performer. When he played Peter Parker in the original Spider-Man trilogy, he was often criticized for looking too old to play a high school senior or, later, a college freshman. (This, despite the fact that Maguire displayed the right mix of goofiness and angst as Peter and his masked alter ego, more so than Andrew Garfield.) However, though he may look too old to play 20, he’s not yet fully believable as a husband and father, a family man rent asunder by his own dark temptations. Thus, as the foundation of The Details, a twisted new suburban satire, Maguire’s not fully able to sell the adult struggles his lead character goes through.

Maguire is Jeffrey Lang, a Seattle doctor in a stagnating marriage with Nealy (Elizabeth Banks »

- Josh Spiegel

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