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.
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 screenplay for this film was featured in the 2007 Blacklist; a list of the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year. See more »
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 »
What about the boys at school? Is there anybody that you like, that you find attractive?
Maybe Andrew White. He's a junior, and we have the same gym class too. We have to get changed together.
Do you watch him when you get changed?
Well then I don't think you're gay, Chris.
I have to try not to look. I have to tell myself not to.
Yeah, no, that's normal, you know. I mean, you're young and curious, it's...
Sometimes I imagine his dick in my mouth.
Oh. That's different.
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At the end of the credits, Davis says: "Warmest regards, Davis C. Mitchell". See more »
Demolition is an amazing movie, combining several intertwined lines all connecting at the end. There were some heavy and sensitive issues tackled by this film and they did an awesome job.
I thought the script was well written. I must admit, I didn't see parts of it coming toward the end.
I thought the acting was outstanding. Jake keeps himself in incredible shape and he needed to for this role. It was very physical in parts. His character, you have to feel for him and what he is going through, losing his partner. Chris Cooper is one amazing actor. There are bits where the water works almost turn on. Just amazing.
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