The Details Reviews
It would do an injustice to the movie to give too much away...so let's just say it all starts when raccoons continue to uproot newly laid sod at Jeff and Nealy's home. Jeff becomes obsessed with stopping them. His obsession sets the story in motion and with each choice he makes he goes deeper and deeper down the rabbit hole...
I found the movie very funny throughout. Toby Maguire is spot on as Jeff. He has just the right mix of boyish innocence and everyman look about him to put you in Jeff's shoes. Elizabeth Banks, as his wife Nealy, has a some great moments as revelations of what her husband has been up to come out. But the scene stealer in the move is Laura Linney as the "wackadoo" neighbor. From her attire, her facial expressions to her line readings, Linney shows just how deft she is at comedy. Whenever she was on screen I was laughing.
Big thumbs up from me on this one...in fact, I look forward to seeing it again!!
Billed as a dark comedy.
Was dark, but extremely uncomfortable, and I don't remember laughing once :(
(2012) The Details
Movie centers on a physician by the name of Jeff Lang (Tobey McGuire) attempting to dispose of a raccoon who regularly wrecks his back yard, and starts to make dumb choices normal people would not have done. He buys cages in an attempt to capture it, as well as poisoning it, leaving out the only possible thing to do was to call a professional to capture it. Viewers don't even get to know why the racoon only wrecks Jeff's back yard and no one else's.
2 out of 4 stars