Watch: Trailer for Dark Comedy 'The Details' Starring Tobey Maguire

September 21, 2012
Source: Yahoo

The Details Trailer

"So what do we talk about here?" TWC's Radius has released a trailer for the indie drama The Details, starring Tobey Maguire as Jeff, whose life seems to be spiraling out of control. He's married to Nealy, played by Elizabeth Banks, and their lives take a turn for the worst when a family of raccoons discover worms underneath the sod in their backyard. This is actually a dark comedy, almost Coen Brothers-esque, involving all the details and people around him. It also stars Ray Liotta, Laura Linney, Kerry Washington, Dennis Haysbert and Sam Trammell. This seems like it starts out good, but ends up getting a bit too crazy.

Here's the first official trailer for Jacob Aaron Estes' The Details, originally from Yahoo:

When a family of raccoons discover worms living underneath the sod in Jeff and Nealy's backyard, this pest problem begins a darkly comic and wild chain reaction of domestic tension, infidelity and murder.

The Details was both written and directed by American indie filmmaker Jacob Aaron Estes, of the films Summoning, Mean Creek and Nearing Grace previously. This first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2011, where Ethan saw and reviewed the film, calling it a "darkly hilarious look at infidelity." TWC's Radius label is releasing The Details, but hasn't set a release date, though we expect to see it sometime soon.

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Looks very interesting, for sure want to see it.

Mihkel on Sep 21, 2012


I wonder how projects like these shoot under the radar until all of a sudden there's a trailer. You would think that with all the A list actors involved that a film blog would've reported on it while it was shooting.

Matt Peloquin on Sep 21, 2012


Yea I guess, but it's an indie. Most independent films go under the radar the entire time, until they show at a festival or otherwise. Shot on a small budget, usually in some quiet inexpensive location, everyone works on scale. But I love not knowing anything sometimes. Problem with this one is that it took almost two years to come out. Originally premiered back in January 2011 at Sundance.

Alex Billington on Sep 21, 2012


Wow, that's really gotta suck as an artist to pour your soul into something just to have some suits shelve it for 2 years. I'm guessing it didn't fare too well at Sundance though and then it sits in board room hell where no one wants to pay to release it, but they're still contractually obligated too. I don't know enough about the business to speak to it though and Cabin in the Woods would definitely prove this theory wrong.

Matt Peloquin on Sep 21, 2012


Oh hai Spider-Man

JerseyBoy on Sep 21, 2012


Im in.

G. on Sep 21, 2012


looks good - i'm in.

beevis on Sep 21, 2012


Interesting, but I am cautious.

DAVIDPD on Sep 21, 2012


Look good!

ff on Sep 21, 2012


For something called "the details" I would have imagined a more meticulous approach in terms of aesthetics, like Wes Anderson that packs lots of stuff into one single shot..

Davide Coppola on Sep 22, 2012


The movie probably didn't get it's title until post-production, happens a lot, movies use working titles. Or maybe they didn't want to allude to it too much in the cinematic style in case the title was changed or... a hundred other reasons. Don't worry, I'm pedantic too

Richie G on Sep 24, 2012


The trailer is really good! But didn't you see at the end of it where it said ON DEMAND on 10/5 and IN THEATERS 11/2?

ZZ on Sep 22, 2012


"When a family of raccoons discover worms living underneath the sod in Jeff and Nealy's backyard, this pest problem begins a darkly comic and wild chain reaction of domestic tension, infidelity and murder." I saw no racoons.

Yuggg on Sep 23, 2012


Pretty sure I did, somewhere near the beginning. It'd probably be too much of a spoiler if they showed more than a hint though. Don't want to give away the plot right?

Richie G on Sep 24, 2012


So you're saying its not a date movie? check.

Nick Sears on Sep 27, 2012

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