By the time the dramatic fireworks start popping off, each one feels earned.
The plot isn't so bad, but the pace of storytelling is too slow which makes people bored. Certain moments are so obvious and unnecessary for the main plot. I would've fast-forwarded those moments if it was an online streaming. The ending looks like implying a sequel, not sure if this movie will get one
The film never slows down or bores, plunging from one harrowing sequence to the next.
Yesterday I saw this movie, I would describe this movie with 1 word "Masterpiece", It's an intense black comedy movie, where you laugh and cry at the same time.This movie will touch you, and as time passes you'll be more immersed in the story because this kind of drama happens in our world today, and that's what make it interesting, because we humans are so curious and inconsistent in what we want, sometimes our reality it's too dam hard that make us lose our consciousness and we fall and commit bad desires, desires that you will enjoy at the moment, but you will pay for it. Another important thing about this movie is that you will find the purest sense of misunderstanding that will land into distort in most of the characters.I will never going to understand why there is such a bad reviews about it,maybe because this movie is hard to digest, or maybe some people don't get the massage behind. By the way I suggest everyone to watch this movie you won't regret it.
Tobey Maguire going crazy, and why? Because of his Garden? Well not only, there are reasons too. Plus who can be mad at Raccoons, aren't they adorable? (No I'm the only one that thinks that?) Seriously though: The movie and the shenanigans from all involved are sort of over the top, but still decent enough to watch. The cast list reads really great (Mr. Baldwin giving a speech that is life changing or at least should be for the character involved).The movie is uncertain where it wants to take the viewer (proof the alternate ending on display/disc), but the ride is still entertaining enough to take. Just don't expect anything to fancy and you'll be satisfied
I don't think there is a single thing funny about this film. As someone else said, "The War of the Roses" is a great dark comedy, this is just dark. The acting was terrible, especially Laura Linney, who is a great actress, which suggests that she was being directed to go over the top and to play it far too broadly. She seemed to be in a different film at times. No one comes out of this film well though, I don't know what any of them were thinking. It might have been different with James McAvoy in the lead, because that guy can out-act Tobey Maguire with his hands tied, but I think he was smarter to get out of it.SPOILER:Aside from already loathing the film, but being in a position where I couldn't turn it off because other people were watching it too, except the friend who'd fallen asleep on my shoulder, the very worst part of this film was how it used animals within its pathetic storyline. The crazy neighbor, Laura Linney, loses her cat supposedly to the poison Tobey Maguire put out for the raccoons, and she shows it to him, taking its dead body out of the fridge where she's keeping it in an open, decorated box as if it were a cake, emphasizing her crazy cat lady looniness. Weak. Later Tobey Maguire deliberately runs his car at a raccoon on the road, hits it, and backs up to hit it again. The dead raccoon is then the backdrop to the couple arguing with each other. Anyone who finds this comic is just a sick jerk and anyone who ever deliberately tries to hit an animal when I'm around is not someone I would ever speak to again.
There's no real way to go into the story of "The Details" without giving the
away. All I will tell you is this: It's a movie that is self-aware that it is so close in proximity with the feeling of "American Beauty" that you hear a special ringtone on Tobey Maguire's cellphone to reference that movie. Dennis Haysbert stole the movie; his acting in some of the scenes had me in tears. Elizabeth Banks dials her comedic-self down in throughout the movie and shows her butt, briefly. Tobey Maguire is a man-child, and I'll never understand how I'm supposed to believe he's a doctor in this. And there are multiple raccoons and cats throughout the film.To me, the whole movie felt like an elaborate play with a familiar story that could've been written for Reader's Digest. You could also feel like the story could've been taken from real life news articles or something. There are various visual/time effects used in the movie, which felt distracting at times and out of place, almost like the director was horsing around with the editor for too long while in post-production.I would recommend the movie to fans of the cast, but the movie isn't going to go over well with all of my friends who like comedies. It just wasn't very comedic or funny but more outlandish and insane-to-believe. It's hard to believe myself when I give it a 6 star rating because the movie was very middle-of-the-road, but again, Haysbert boosted the likability of the movie, gaining it a star or two just for him.