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Demolition (2015)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 8 April 2016 (USA)
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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

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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Storyline

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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Taglines:

LIFE: Some Disassembly Required.

Genres:

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 April 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Demolição See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,098,290, 10 April 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$1,978,592, 21 April 2016
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

At about 1:14:46, while they are, "Taking apart" Davis' marriage, Chris is shown throwing a pry bar at a large flat screen TV which causes a single spider crack. Camera cuts at 1:14:47 to an alternate view and the screen shows no less than three of these cracks revealing it took several takes to get desired bounce of pry bar. 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 »


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When I Was Young
Written by Eric Burdon, Vic Briggs (as Victor Briggs), Barry Jenkins (as Barrie Jenkins), Danny McCulloch, and John Weider
Performed by The Animals
Courtesy of ABKCO Records a division of ABKCO Music & Records, Inc.
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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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