New Trailer for Jean-Marc Vallée's 'Demolition' with Jake Gyllenhaal
by Alex Billington
February 4, 2016
"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.
Here's the second trailer for Jean-Marc Vallée's Demolition, found on YouTube (via The Film Stage):
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.
I loved Wild, Dallas Buyers Club was very good, this guy is a great director. So in conclusion, I'm up for this one.
eurogibbon on Feb 4, 2016
It's on my SXSW wish list and will probably make me cry.
Movie Bear on Feb 4, 2016
First world problems. Fucking hell.
Carpola on Feb 4, 2016
Gyllenhaal is still killing it with this smaller roles. SOUTHPAW was a step back, but damn Jake can act.
DAVIDPD on Feb 4, 2016
Yeah, seriously. He's doing some incredible work lately. In reverse order: Nightcrawler, Enemy, Prisoners, The Shoes: Time to Dance.
Jordan Diez on Feb 5, 2016
It looks like Gyllenhaal is having fun with this, which is ok. With Naomi Watts being part of it (and mentioned fun part), I see no other reason to watch this ...
shiboleth on Feb 4, 2016
This looks fantastic. Jake is such a natural actor, this is at the top of my list.
Mr Chatterbox on Feb 5, 2016
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