“The Details” is a 2011 black comedy-drama film directed and written by Jacob Aaron Estes. The film stars Tobey Maguire as Jeff Lang, a married man with a seemingly perfect life who becomes obsessed with fixing his backyard and ends up making a series of bad decisions that spiral out of control.
The film starts with Jeff and his wife, Nealy (Elizabeth Banks), living a comfortable life in their suburban home with their young son. However, their relationship is strained, and Jeff is dealing with a growing frustration with the raccoons that are destroying his backyard. His obsession with getting rid of them leads him to make questionable decisions, such as cheating on his wife with a neighbor (Laura Linney) and lying to his best friend (Ray Liotta).
As Jeff’s life becomes more complicated and his lies begin to unravel, he must face the consequences of his actions and try to salvage what’s left of his life.
“The Details” received mixed reviews from critics, with some praising Maguire’s performance and the film’s dark humor, while others criticized its uneven tone and lack of focus. Despite its flaws, the film offers a satirical look at suburban life and the consequences of trying to maintain a perfect facade at all costs.
Duration: 101 min.