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The Details (2011)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  January 2011 (USA)
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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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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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Doing the right thing has never gone so wrong.

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

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

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$63,595 (USA) (9 November 2012)
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The fruit girl asks Jeff to bring his friend, Mary Jane, along. Tobey Maguire previously played Peter Parker in Spiderman, whose girl friend is Mary Jane. See more »

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Jeff Lang: Remember when we were 22? We used to F.U.C.K like three times a day.
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Painfully Funny...
10 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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!!!


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