Life: Some dissasembly required.
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.
Demolition is an American drama film directed by Jean-Marc Vallée and written by Bryan Sipe. The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts, and Chris Cooper. The film was selected to open the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival before getting a limited release on April 8, 2016, by Fox Searchlight Pictures.
Oirected by: Jean-Marc Vallée
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts, Chris Cooper, Heather Lind, Polly Draper, Brendan Dooling, Hani Avital, Wass Stevens, Celia Au, Nancy Ellen Shore, Tom Kemp
Screenplay by: Bryan Sipe
Production Design by: John Paino
Cinematography by: Yves Bélanger
Film Editing by: Jay M. Glen
Costume Design by: Leah Katznelson
Set Decoration by: Robert Covelman
Art Direction by: Javiera Varas
MPAA Rating: R for language, some sexual references, drug use and disturbing behavior.
Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Release Date: April 8, 2016