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The Details

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Bad choices and immoral acts go unpunished in dark comedy.

Movie R 2012 96 minutes
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age 18+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 18+

Worst movie I've seen in many years

Utterly pointless story made even worse with unrealistic plot and character actions, inappropriately child-friendly film music, zero likeable characters and a terrible ending. I kept waiting for a theme, a point, a message, something...maybe at the very end.....nope. It was just a lousy movie from beginning to end and I'll never get that wasted time back.
age 18+

Surprisingly Twisted

This film starts off so sweet and innocent... and then quickly takes a strange turn, which continues down a dark path. Innocent people become guilty and truths become lies. It's great acting and production.. I did enjoy it, a very good Dark Comedy! Not recommended for children .

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (1 ):

THE DETAILS is long on exactly that -- it spells out in careful detail how one bad choice begets another, sending Jeff off on a twisted mission to try to cover up his misdeeds. It takes pains to paint him as weak, too small of a man to own up to his lies and take what's coming to him. Instead, when faced with a problem, he just tries to buy his way out of trouble, and the prices get higher and higher.

Soon, he can't pay them at all, and that's where the film seems to stumble. What's missing is context. Every time it looks like Jeff might be out of the woods, the story throws viewers another curveball. It's funny, but it's just one calamity after another, forcing Jeff to use ever more devious ploys to cover his tracks. It never seems to stop, not until The Details just halts in its tracks. Does he get what he deserves? Is there some kind of moral takeaway? Not really. As Jeff says in the end, life just goes on.

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