Demolition

LIFE: Some Disassembly Required.


Demolition
An investment banker is struggling after losing his wife in a tragic car crash. He begins writing a series of increasingly confessional letters to a vending machine company, where they catch the attention of a customer service rep. Despite having serious issues of her own, the two of them form an unlikely connection which helps them both to heal.

100 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Drug abuse).
Comedy, Drama, On the art circuit
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Credits

Cast
Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts, Chris Cooper, Judah Lewis, C.J. Wilson, Polly Draper
Director
Jean-Marc Vallée
ScreenplayBryan Sipe
CinematographyYves Bélanger
EditingJay M. Glen
Sound formatsDolby Digital
Made in2015
Produced byBlack Label Media, Mr. Mudd, Right of Way Films, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama, comedy
LanguageFrequent, low impact
NudityInfrequent, low impact
SexNone
ViolenceInfrequent, mild to moderate impact
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone (sic)
Comments
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
3
Blood / Gore / Gross
3
Guns / Weapons
4
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
3
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
5
Frightening / Tense Scenes
3
Jump Scenes
3
Tense Family Scenes
5
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
5

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
16 +
Positive messages
2
Positive role models
2
Violence
3
Sex
2
Language
4
Consumerism
2
Drinking, drugs, smoking
4

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Ann Hornaday quote iconFalling apart is the best way to get it together.
10
Die Burger
Marthinus Koekemoer quote iconHartseer verhaal van 'n ongewone wewenaar.
10
Cape Times
Jordan Mintzer quote iconPicking up the pieces.
10
ScreenIt
Jim Judy quote iconOverall, I liked the film and am giving it a recommendation. I just wish it had been as tight and engaging as its terrific trailer.
12
Metacritic.com
42 critics
10
Rottentomatoes critics
130 critics
12
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote icon: Demolition benefits from a stellar cast, even if their solid work isn't always enough to prop up a confused story that aims for profundity but too often settles for clichés.
10
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
12
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconUneven dramedy about mourning has mature content.
10

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
25 users
16
Rottentomatoes users
5363 users
13
Internet
3565 Netizens quote iconDemolition feels like it was written with Gyllenhaal in mind.
15

Average .. 58%

12

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