Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper and Naomi Watts star in the drama Demolition, directed by Jean-Marc Vallée (Wild, Dallas Buyers Club). Watch the movie trailer below. A successful investment banker struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash. ‘Demolition’ is selected as the opening-night film for the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).
Release Date: September 10, 2015 (TIFF); April 8, 2016 (Theaters)
Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Director: Jean-Marc Vallée
Screenwriter: Bryan Sipe
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper, Naomi Watts, Heather Lind, Judah Lewis
Running Time: 1 hr. 40 min.
MPAA Rating: R for language, some sexual references, drug use and disturbing behavior.
Official Website: Demolition-TheMovie.com
In DEMOLITION, a successful investment banker, Davis (Jake Gyllenhaal), struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash. Despite pressure from his father-in-law (Chris Cooper) to pull it together, Davis continues to unravel. What starts as a complaint letter to a vending machine company turns into a series of letters revealing startling personal admissions. Davis’ letters catch the attention of customer service rep Karen (Naomi Watts) and, amidst emotional and financial burdens of her own, the two strangers form an unlikely connection. With the help of Karen and her son (Judah Lewis), Davis starts to rebuild, beginning with the demolition of the life he once knew.