This time round, it’s Jake Gyllenhaal’s turn to take the lead role. He stars as Davis Mitchell, a high-flying investment banker thrown into turmoil by the sudden death of his wife. In the aftermath of the tragedy, he pens a complaint letter to a vending machine company which soon spirals into an open-wounded confessional. It’s picked up by customer service advisor Karen Moreno (Naomi Watts) with whom Davis’ relationship quickly deepens.
Together with Karen, Davis begins to take apart and rebuild his life. If the trailer is anything to go by, this titular demolition is both literal and figurative; there’s plenty of sledge hammer-wielding, appliance-toppling action as Davis destroys the trappings of his former life.
You don’t need to look especially deeply into cinematic history to find potential predecessors for the film, but its textbook plot arc isn’t dampening our excitement. Vallée has proven himself a redoubtable director, and with Watts and Gyllenhaal on board, we’ve every reason to be hopeful.
|Where||Various Locations | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Leicester Square (underground)|
29 Apr 16 – 29 Jun 16, Event times vary
|Price||£ determined by cinema|
|Website||Click here to go to the film's IMDB's page|