MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 368 this week

The Details (2011)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  January 2011 (USA)
6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 5,104 users   Metascore: 56/100
Reviews: 26 user | 34 critic | 13 from Metacritic.com

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.

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 28 titles
created 14 Aug 2012
 
a list of 49 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 42 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 24 titles
created 1 month ago
 
a list of 37 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Details (2011)

The Details (2011) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Details.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Blue Jasmine (2013)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A New York socialite, deeply troubled and in denial, arrives in San Francisco to impose upon her sister. She looks a million, but isn't bringing money, peace, or love...

Director: Woody Allen
Stars: Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Peter Sarsgaard
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Three magazine employees head out on an assignment to interview a guy who placed a classified ad seeking a companion for time travel.

Director: Colin Trevorrow
Stars: Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass, Jake Johnson
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Three friends conspire to murder their awful bosses when they realize they are standing in the way of their happiness.

Director: Seth Gordon
Stars: Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis
Don Jon (2013)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A New Jersey guy dedicated to his family, friends, and church, develops unrealistic expectations from watching porn and works to find happiness and intimacy with his potential true love.

Director: Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore
Comedy | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu.

Director: Martin McDonagh
Stars: Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell
Enough Said (2013)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A divorced woman who decides to pursue the man she's interested in learns he's her new friend's ex-husband.

Director: Nicole Holofcener
Stars: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Gandolfini, Catherine Keener
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.

Director: David O. Russell
Stars: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro
Ruby Sparks (2012)
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A novelist struggling with writer's block finds romance in a most unusual way: by creating a female character he thinks will love him, then willing her into existence.

Directors: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
Stars: Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Annette Bening
Bernie (2011)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In small-town Texas, an affable mortician strikes up a friendship with a wealthy widow, though when she starts to become controlling, he goes to great lengths to separate himself from her grasp.

Director: Richard Linklater
Stars: Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine, Matthew McConaughey
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A veteran pot dealer creates a fake family as part of his plan to move a huge shipment of weed into the U.S. from Mexico.

Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber
Stars: Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts
The Campaign (2012)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In order to gain influence over their North Carolina district, two CEOs seize an opportunity to oust long-term congressman Cam Brady by putting up a rival candidate. Their man: naive Marty Huggins, director of the local Tourism Center.

Director: Jay Roach
Stars: Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, Jason Sudeikis
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Shy 14-year-old Duncan goes on summer vacation with his mother, her overbearing boyfriend, and her boyfriend's daughter. Having a rough time fitting in, Duncan finds an unexpected friend in Owen, manager of the Water Wizz water park.

Directors: Nat Faxon, Jim Rash
Stars: Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Allison Janney
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Plans Inspector
José Gandara ...
José
...
Miles Ellenwood ...
Miles
...
...
Peter Mazzoni
Rose Cano ...
Alma
...
Traci L. Crouch ...
Pregnant Traci (as Traci Crouch)
...
Lincoln
...
Fantasy Fruit Girl
Gretchen Liebrum ...
Great Internet Boobs
Marlette Buchanan ...
Angela
James Kruk ...
Wine and Cheese Man
Edit

Storyline

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.

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Doing the right thing has never gone so wrong.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexual content, some drug use and brief violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

|

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

January 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Details  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$18,528 (USA) (2 November 2012)

Gross:

$63,595 (USA) (9 November 2012)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Quotes

Jeff Lang: So, am I fucked?
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Great Performances Can't Save The Details
25 January 2011 | by (Salt Lake City, UT USA) – See all my reviews

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.


25 of 42 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Was anyone else attracted to Laura Linney? Morgendorffer
Tobey Maguire does it again!.... shailosweetkittycat
Filming on my street right now... jayman0611
Seattle awaits great actors! jessfm
start date harttohart
casting extras nsbo
Discuss The Details (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?