The Details starring Tobey Maguire and Elizabeth Banks as Jeff and Nealy Lang is an upcoming comedy/drama movie that revolves around the story of their lives after 10 years of marriage. The couple have a comfortable suburban home but their relationship seems to have some bumps every now and then. Until one day when they encounter a family of hungry racoons that turned their perfect backyard to chaos. Jeff becomes utterly obsessed with eradicating these pests and he will do anything to do so. The rodents seem to have a plan of their own and start overturning the perfect home that the Langs have and everything seems to be turning out for the worse. The Details will surely bring mayhem, laughter and some tears when it hits the cinemas. Let’s take a look at what else we can expect with this new movie:
“The Details Starring Elizabeth Banks and Tobey Maguire
PLOT: Jeff (Tobey Maguire), and Neely (Elizabeth Banks) are a pair of upwardly mobile suburbanites, keen to do some remodeling on their home. When a family of raccoons take up residence in their backyard, a series of events is sparked that eventually includes infidelity, organ donation, murder, and pianos falling from the sky.
REVIEW: THE DETAILS is director Jacob Aaron Estes` long awaited follow-up to his intriguing debut, MEAN CREEK. While that was a gritty morality tale, working as a kind of pre-teen version of RIVER`S EDGE, THE DETAILS is an altogether different animal. A black comedy, obviously more than a little inspired by the films of the Coen Brothers, THE DETAILS has ended up being one of the most high profile sales of this year’s edition of Sundance.
The Weinstein Co., spent around $7 million buying the rights to the film, and I suppose the inclusion of stars Tobey Maguire and Elizabeth Banks made this an attractive buy. It’s a very quirky suburban comedy, and a major change of pace for Maguire, who pokes fun at the way some have accused him of being over the top in his emoting in films like BROTHERS, or the hilariously bad SPIDER MAN 3.
Here he plays a rather mediocre doctor, all too aware of his own limitations, but content in his little bubble. Alas, things aren’t going all that swimmingly with the wifey, with the two frequently erupting into major, roof-raising arguments. Maguire’s character starts to look for a bit of excitement elsewhere, while distracting himself with a progressively insane pursuit of of a couple of naughty raccoons. Shit really hits the fan once he cheats on his wife with a delicious college friend (Kerry Washington) who, sadly for Jeff, turns out to be married to a wild man played by Ray Liotta (operating in full-on, NO ESCAPE insanity). He also has to contend with his nosey, cat-loving neighbor, in a scene stealing, hilarious performance from Laura Linney.
Overall, THE DETAILS is a pretty good black comedy, with things getting a whole lot darker than I anticipated by the home stretch. Maguire is surprisingly good in an intentionally funny role for a change, and I thought he was terrific. At the same time, I miss the old pre-SPIDER-MAN Maguire, who was so brilliant in films like THE CIDER HOUSE RULES, and WONDER BOYS. Still, this is a step back in the right direction.”
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The Details starring Tobey Maguire, Elizabeth Banks, Laura Linney is directed by Jacob Aaron Estes and will be out in theatres on November 2nd 2012.
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