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Demolition 1

Fox Searchlight just released the trailer for “Demolition,” a feature film starring Jake Gyllenhaal, who continues to pick edgy roles with something a little different for moviegoers. I like that. There are too many formulaic movies out these days.

Gyllenhaal plays Davis, a successful investment banker who’s struggling 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 (because who among us hasn’t wanted to complain about those things at one time or another?) 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. Sometimes you need to just demolish everything and start over.

Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée, “Demolition” hits U.S. theaters on April 8, 2016. Check out the trailer and leave thoughts below.

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