After losing his wife in a tragic car accident, Jake Gyllenhaal attempts to rebuild his life by demolishing things first. His come-to-Jesus moment begins innocently enough as he writes a complaint letter to a vending machine company.
Demolition Movie Synopsis
Davis (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 comes from Jean-Marc Vallee, the same man who delivered Dallas Buyers Club and Wild. The film premieres this week at TIFF but won’t hit theaters until April 8, 2016. Check out the first trailer below.
Demolition Movie Trailer