A new Jake Gyllenhaal film is always exciting, but maybe less so when it’s a collaboration with cutesy crowd pleasing maestro Jean-Marc Vallée. The result of the collaboration is Demolition which sees Jake play a recently bereaved investment banker. Here’s the official synopsis:
“In DEMOLITION, a successful investment banker, Davis (Jake Gyllenhaal), struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash. Despite pressure from his father-in-law (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 strangers form an unlikely connection. With the help of Karen and her son (Judah Lewis), Davis starts to rebuild, beginning with the demolition of the life he once knew.”
Demolition looks inoffensive enough – especially given Vallee’s eye for a Jakey shower shot. Plus, we guess it will tide us over until Nocturnal Animals. It hits UK cinemas 2016.