**1/2 (out of four)
What a week for bad behavior.
Doing no favors for stereotypes about priorities that drive the male brain, Jeff (
Still exploring morality eight years after “Mean Creek,” writer-director Jacob Aaron Estes incorporates predictable and/or contrived developments as one questionable decision begets another until major consequences result. Jeff’s visions of raccoons also spin the darkly comic tone closer to oddball farce. However, “The Details” doesn’t succumb to easy changes in lifestyle or messages about truth. Estes knows karma sometimes takes a while to come around, and doing the right thing can be a foggy concept.
One of many questions you may ponder afterward: Does it really matter if you do something selfless for selfish reasons?
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