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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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
The restaurant Davis (Gyllenhall) and Phil (Cooper) get a drink at is Trinity Place Bar & Restaurant, 115 Broadway, NY, NY. A Restaurant & Bar built inside a turn of the century wall street Bank vault commissioned by none other than Andrew Carnegie, advertised as the worlds largest and strongest bank vault in the world in 1904 now a place for social gatherings. See more »
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 »
[on the phone]
I'm sorry again, mister Mitchell. This is so unprofessional.
Customer service is a profession?
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At the end of the credits, Davis says: "Warmest regards, Davis C. Mitchell". See more »
Don't go into this expecting a comedy, even though that is one of the tags on the IMDb page. Though it does have elements of dark comedy.
This is not a lighthearted movie, to say the least; yet I would describe it as powerful and very "real." It is the complete opposite of a fairy tale and the complete opposite of romantic comedies - and that is very refreshing. It will cause you to think long and hard about your own relationships. You will continue to think about the movie long after you have left the theater.
If you like thought provoking movies that have very authentic characters and story lines, then I recommend this movie for you. The movie isn't all dark, it does have it's lighthearted moments and I felt it did a great job building the emotion as the movie went on.
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