Demolition follows the story of a young husband who has recently lost his wife to a fatal car accident. The character finds himself feeling very little emotion and comes to the conclusion that he actually doesn’t miss his wife and perhaps never really loved her. Throughout the story we see the character escape from his monotonous routine of everyday life and start to find new things to do and see and experiment with.
Davis, played by Jake Gyllenhaal, soon comes to terms with what he has experienced and finds comfort and friendship in that of a customer service worker for a vending machine company, played by Naomi Watts.
Jake Gyllenhaal leads this film with his impeccable acting ability, I failed to see anything within his performance that was anything less that perfection. To me, he is one of the greatest actors of his generation and I always look forward to whatever it is he is doing next.
Alongside Gyllenhaal is new young actor Judah Lewis who plays the young boy of a lady of whom Gyllenhaals character befriends. His character is going through a tough time as a young teenager struggling to discover his true self, a beautiful back story that actually has much more emotion and feeling to it than that of Davis. Lewis is a fantastic actor, with true potential and I look forward to whatever is in store for him in the future.
I really brilliant film, so beautifully written with an addictive edge to it. I really liked it, a lot more than I thought I would.
One day Jake Gyllenhaal will be collecting the gold statuette he so truly deserves.