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.
In the late 1960s/early 1970s, a San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac Killer, an unidentified individual who terrorizes Northern California with a killing spree.
Robert Downey Jr.,
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
Chris Cooper plays Jake Gyllenhaal's father-in-law. In October Sky (1999), Chris played the role of Gyllenhaal's father. See more »
(around 43:34) Davis asks Chris, "Do you want some grilled cheese?" Video has different lip movement. See more »
What about the boys at school? Is there anybody that you like, that you find attractive?
Maybe Andrew White. He's a junior, and we have the same gym class too. We have to get changed together.
Do you watch him when you get changed?
Well then I don't think you're gay, Chris.
I have to try not to look. I have to tell myself not to.
Yeah, no, that's normal, you know. I mean, you're young and curious, it's...
Sometimes I imagine his dick in my mouth.
Oh. That's different.
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At the end of the credits, Davis says: "Warmest regards, Davis C. Mitchell". See more »
Property Lines (Instrumental Version)
Arranged and Performed by Brian Borcherdt
Guitar, Anna Edward, Trumpet, Patric Thorman
Recorded by Andreas Dahlbäck and Joel Löv at Durango Recording, Stockholm, Sweden 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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