The Last Detail is a big pack of gusto, amiable in terms of sanity and insanity, this pack has Nicholson as the leader and there are no regrets.
Ashby is easy to work with and amidst all the hokums he aspires to pull off, the reasoning for us to involve in it tend to lose its grip every now and then. From the first frame, the concept kicks off with a ferocious pace that you feel like you are having a time of your life. But this euphoric energy is toned down by the semantics of the structure. After a certain point for a brief period, it leans towards mediocrity especially before the last act hits. The chemistry among the cast is palpable to the tone, a bit pasty but a protective caring nature that soothes the nature, no matter how raunchy and chaotic it grows.
The methods that is adapted to reach its final goal is much more mesmerizing than the final kick itself. And these tiny rich notions is what fuels this brotherhood, from demanding the melted cheese to the interference in love interest, the writers have managed to draw out the real essence of a partner, out of this eerie tale. Nicholson on the lead is brilliant in his portrayal of a sassy and bold character that is provocative and three dimensional. But Quaid as the learner and the victim of this show, steals the spotlight not just because of his performance but his incredibly likeable character that is both flawed and sensitive.
The storytelling is adaptive and gripping even though not compelling, the route takes a longer detour that shucks away the earned momentum and lower the bar for a brief period as mentioned before. But with a sensational heartwarming last act, the feature lands on accurately where it started off from. The Last Detail is a big pack of gusto, amiable in terms of sanity and insanity, this pack has Nicholson as the leader and there are no regrets.