The Details

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In theaters Nov 02, 2012
R, 1 hr. 31 min.


Movie Info

Synopsis: After ten years of marriage, Jeff and Nealy Lang (Tobey Maguire and Elizabeth Banks) have an idyllic suburban home... and a relationship on the skids. But, when a family of hungry raccoons ransacks
Director: Jacob Aaron Estes
Rated: R
Running Time: 1 hr. 31 min.
Genre: Comedy
Theater Release: Nov 02, 2012
DVD Release: Apr 30, 2013


Tobey Maguire

Jeff Lang
Elizabeth Banks

Nealy Lang
Ray Liotta

Peter Mazzoni
Kerry Washington

Rebecca Mazzoni
Gary Schwartz

Plans Inspector
Melissa Mainzer

22-Year-Old Hottie

Critic Reviews

  • "The Details" is not just entertaining, but potentially useful. More...
  • As the title suggests, it's all in the details, which writer-director Estes provides in large if not always convincing doses. More...
  • It's hard to make a fine actress like Laura Linney look off-key and shrill, but "The Details" manages to do just that. It's hardly an accomplishment. More...
  • "The Details" cancels itself out by being too campy to take seriously and too tragic to laugh at. More...
  • "The Details" wears its quirky heart on its sleeve, signaling (and smirking at) its own silliness, at every opportunity, with an intrusively antic score that makes everything sound like a giant joke. More...
  • It all adds up to create a dicey morality tale that's as improbable as it is strangely believable. More...
  • Instead of turning soft and squishy, this examination of karma gets tougher as it goes along. Its refusal to settle into a cozy niche may be commercially disastrous, but I take it as a sign of integrity. More...
  • In exploring how easily and strangely the life Jeff and Nealy have built together unravels, The Details lays out a series of mundane and dangerous objects as signposts - provocative keys to the film's darkly comedic and tense puzzle. More...
  • The movie is many things, but a mess isn't one of them. Estes knows exactly what he wants. Whether it's worth wanting is another matter. More...
  • [A] provocatively acrid adult comedy of lies, deceits, and a touch of murder. More...

User Reviews

  • Strange movie. Strange concept...
  • 21/12/2012 (DVD)
  • Putting my dislike for Tobey Maguire aside, "The Details" remains entertaining despite a constant shift between quirky comedy and thoughtful drama....