Thursday, July 16, 2015
I'll Pretty Much Watch Anything With Jake Gyllenhaal At This Point
Case and point: the description of Jake Gyllenhaal's new film, DEMOLITION. It's not that it sounds bad; it's just that it doesn't sound great. But I know by now, after watching Nightcrawler, Enemy and Prisoners, that Gyllenhaal just makes every film so much better. In fact, I'm just going to go ahead and say he Gyllenhaals it. Is that a verb yet? It should be.
Anyway, DEMOLITION is directed by Jean-Marc Vallée, who did the fantastic Dallas Buyers Club and the underwhelming Wild. Here's more about it:
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 opens in select theater on April 8th, 2016.