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.
Davis (Jake Gyllenhaal), a successful private equity fund partner, 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
Jake Gyllenhaal, who plays Davis Mitchell, starred in Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019). 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 »
At around 1h20m when Davis and Chris are in the car there are several in and out frames in which the car dashboard clock shows different time of day. See more »
I can't have sex with you. It'd be dangerous.
There's that word again. Is Carl really out of town, or did you just chop him up into little pieces and stuff him in your sock drawer?
That's ridiculous. I don't have a sock drawer.
Well... where do you keep all your socks?
In the same drawer as my underwear.
What? I just... You know, I just think a woman's underwear is deserving of its own space.
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At the end of the credits, Davis says: "Warmest regards, Davis C. Mitchell". See more »
FYI: I don't review a lot of movies, except when I feel like I need to tell the world about how they would be missing out if they decided not to watch it. That's how I feel about Demolition. Plus, I've never voted for a 10/10.
Jake Gyllenhaal steals the show, once more. His performance astounds me in every single movie, and just when I thought, oh this may be the first movie I'll watch where he'll disappoint; he does the opposite. I also think that the trailer is way less exciting than the movie.
This story is so honest, refreshing, naked, thrilling, and yet dreamy at the same time. Most of the movie I was sort jealous of them, of the way they are dealing with life. It's disturbing and quite wacky to be honest, but still. The way Naomi Watts and Jake Gyllenhaal portray the characters is phenomenal. Great casting. Also the kid does an amazing job.
This movie portrays how people are far from perfect, and not in a way we've all seen before. It's original, moving, and a pleasure to watch.
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