New Trailer for Jean-Marc Vallée's 'Demolition' with Jake Gyllenhaal
"What are we doing, again?" "We're taking apart my marriage." Fox Searchlight has debuted a new trailer for Jean-Marc Vallée's Demolition, starring Jake Gyllenhaal as a depressed man struggling to put his life together after his wife dies in a car accident. This film premiered at TIFF last year (read Marco's review) and has been awaiting release until April this year. Aside from Gyllenhaal, the cast includes Naomi Watts, Chris Cooper, Heather Lind and Judah Lewis. With all the footage from this trailer, and the footage from the first trailer last year, I feel like I've seen pretty much most of the movie and I'm not sure what else there is to this. In all honesty, it looks good but not great, with only so much to offer. Give it a watch below.
A successful investment banker, Davis (Gyllenhaal), struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash. Despite pressure from his father-in-law (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 (Watts) and, amidst emotional and financial burdens of her own, the two strangers form an unlikely connection. With the help of Karen and her son (Lewis), Davis starts to rebuild, beginning with the demolition of the life he once knew. Demolition is directed by Jean-Marc Vallée (The Young Victoria, Dallas Buyers Club, Wild), from a screenplay by Bryan Sipe. After debuting at TIFF, this will open in theaters April 8th, 2016 this spring.