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Demolition (2015)

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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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Jean-Marc Vallée

Writer:

Bryan Sipe
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jake Gyllenhaal ... Davis
Naomi Watts ... Karen
Chris Cooper ... Phil
Judah Lewis ... Chris
C.J. Wilson ... Carl
Polly Draper ... Margot
Malachy Cleary ... Davis' Dad
Debra Monk ... Davis' Mom
Heather Lind ... Julia
Wass Stevens ... Jimmy
Blaire Brooks ... Amy
Ben Cole ... Steven
Brendan Dooling ... Todd
James Colby ... John
Alfredo Narciso ... Michael
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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 Fox Searchlight

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LIFE: Some Disassembly Required.

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Action | Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Chris Cooper plays Jake Gyllenhaal's father-in-law. In October Sky (1999), Chris played the role of Gyllenhaal's father. See more »

Goofs

55 minutes into the film the back door porch is closed. When the camera turns back the porch door is open, yet nobody went in or out of the house. See more »

Quotes

Todd: [Davis has interrupted his scholarship interview] Um... lost my train of thought. We won.
Davis: Oh. What'd you win?
Todd: Swimming. I'm a swimmer.
Davis: Ah. Do you swim? You know, I used to do laps at the Y, and then I realized how many people must urinate in that pool on a daily basis, and that kinda ruined it for me. Yeah.
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Crazy Credits

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


Soundtracks

Crazy on You
Written by Ann Wilson (as Ann Wilson Dustin), Nancy Wilson (as Nancy Lamoureaux Wilson), and Roger Fisher (as Roger Douglas Fisher)
Performed by Heart
Courtesy of Capitol Records, LLC
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Jake Gyllenhaal is a great actor
19 August 2016 | by bowerr64See all my reviews

This guy is great, his career got of to a bit of a slow start with some of his early work but he still seem to catch a few decent ones. Now it seems he will disappear for a while then come out with a smash. This guy is up there with the best of them and he is in my top 10 favorites.

Normally i don't fallow movies very close, i spend time tinkering or reading on line and if a movie catches my attention then i get into it. This one grabbed me from the start and held on to the end.

They kept the suspense with the station wagon and it kept me wondering on who it my be and their intent but it wasn't what i thought and was a nice surprise.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

8 April 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,100,042, 10 April 2016

Gross USA:

$1,978,592

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,366,460
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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