Demolition Trailer: Jake Gyllenhaal Rebuilds After Losing his Wife

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Fox Searchlight has unveiled the first trailer for Demolition, an upcoming drama starring Jake Gyllenhaal.

The film tells the story of Davis (Gyllenhaal), a successful investment banker whose life falls apart after his wife dies in a tragic car crash. After complaining to a vending machine company because of their faulty machine at the hospital, Davis forms an unlikely connection with a customer service rep (Naomi Watts) and her son (Judah Lewis).

Director Jean-Marc Vallée has a good track-record of strong character studies, with both Dallas Buyers Club and Wild earning their leads acclaim. Gyllenhaal’s work has been fantastic of late, so we’re pretty confident that he’ll be putting in a worthy performance here, and having him work alongside the likes of Naomi Watts and Chris Cooper doesn’t hurt either.

Sure, the metaphors are almost laughably obvious, but there’s more than enough talent on both sides of the screen to ensure this is one to look out for.

Demolition is currently lined up for U.S. release on April 8, 2016.

Synopsis for Demolition:

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.

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