Jeff Lang (Tobey Maguire) seems to have it all, a great career,
beautiful family...and then it starts to fall apart: Raccoons tear up
his new lawn. This drives him crazy and is just the first of many bad
things that happen, all leading up to coldblooded murder.
This is a dark comedy with many funny and silly moments and just as
many bizarre and absurd ones. Maguire is good as the Everyman
character, but I thought Elizabeth Banks, who plays his wife, was too
teenage-Barbie doll-ish. Dennis Haysbert is Jeff's loyal best friend
and Laura Linney steals the show as his pathetic, loony neighbor.
There are lots of twists and turns and it was fun to watch until the
end, which just stops, like the director ran out of time and told
everyone to go home. The non-ending almost spoils a good movie and left
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