1 hour 40 Minutes
Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts, Chris Cooper
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Nowadays nothing but the most challenging roles can persuade Jake Gyllenhaal to step in front of the camera. And the psychological drama “Demolition” challenges Gyllenhaal with just such a role.
He’s an Investment Banker coping in his own eccentric way, the sudden death of his young wife.
Considering the bulk of today’s audience prefers the company of comic book superheroes, Gyllenhaal’s performance as the devastated widower is all the more remarkable. If he ever needed a compassionate soulmate like Naomi Watts to fill his vast emptiness, now’s the time.
And together with Watt’s precocious teenager, Gyllenhaal symbolically rebuilds his shattered life by demolishing memories of his marriage. And he’s not always aware of the motivation behind his seemingly screwball, pain deadening behavior.
“Demolition” continues Jake Gyllenhaal’s amazing run of beautifully crafted performances. His unique story selection only enhances Gyllenhaal’s reputation as an actor of daring and versatility.
“Demolition” provides you with a highly dramatic pay off that stands tall with 3 stars. Jake Gyllenhaal’s building himself into a legend with one exquisite performance after another