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Demolition (2015)

R | | Drama | 8 April 2016 (USA)
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A successful investment banker struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash. With the help of a customer service rep and her young son, he starts to rebuild, beginning with the demolition of the life he once knew.

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Storyline

Davis (Jake Gyllenhaal), a successful investment banker, struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash. Despite pressure from his father-in-law, Phil (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 form an unlikely connection. With the help of Karen and her son Chris (Judah Lewis), Davis starts to rebuild, beginning with the demolition of the life he once knew. Written by Fox Searchlight

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LIFE: Some Disassembly Required.

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Rated R for language, some sexual references, drug use and disturbing behavior | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

Demolição  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,098,290 (USA) (8 April 2016)

Gross:

$1,822,315 (USA) (15 April 2016)
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Trivia

Jake Gyllenhaal who plays Davis Mitchell was almost cast as Spider-Man for Spider-Man 2 (2004). Similarly, Judah Lewis who plays Chris Moreno was among the top six actors competing for the role of Spider-Man in Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017). See more »

Goofs

(around 43:34) Davis asks Chris, "Do you want some grilled cheese?" Video has different lip movement. See more »

Quotes

Chris: [shopping at the hardware store] Why you buying all this shit?
Davis: Uh, the tools of the trade, my young friend.
Chris: What trade would that be?
Davis: Destruction, devastation. I mean, haven't you ever wanted to just smash the shit out of something?
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits, Davis says: "Warmest regards, Davis C. Mitchell". See more »

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Featured in Half in the Bag: 2016 Movie Catch-up (2016) See more »

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Warmest Regards
Written by Devon Portielje, Conner Molander, Dylan Phillips, and Isaac Symonds
Performed by Half Moon Run
Courtesy of Glassnote Records
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Heavy, but real.
29 March 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Don't go into this expecting a comedy, even though that is one of the tags on the IMDb page. Though it does have elements of dark comedy.

This is not a lighthearted movie, to say the least; yet I would describe it as powerful and very "real." It is the complete opposite of a fairy tale and the complete opposite of romantic comedies - and that is very refreshing. It will cause you to think long and hard about your own relationships. You will continue to think about the movie long after you have left the theater.

If you like thought provoking movies that have very authentic characters and story lines, then I recommend this movie for you. The movie isn't all dark, it does have it's lighthearted moments and I felt it did a great job building the emotion as the movie went on.


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