Demolition (2015)

demolition_poster2“Man loses his wife, he’s a widower. Child loses a parent, they’re an orphan. But losing a child… there is no word for this. And it shouldn’t be. ” – Phil

Number of Times Seen – 1 (17 Jul 2016)

Brief Synopsis – After suffering a tragedy, a young executive begins to rethink the important things in his life.

My Take on it – Jake Gyllenhaal has shown recently how great an actor he can be and he foes a very good job here as the main character.

The problem that I had with this film tho has more to do with the story then with the acting tho.

In addition to Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper does a great job (as always) and plays the grieving executive extremely well.

The story isn’t as gripping as I would gave hoped and instead of drawing me in, I felt that I was being pushed further and further away with each subsequent scene.

I expected more from Naomi Watts whose character needed better development IMHO.

I had a lot if trouble caring for any of the characters because they all felt too distant from the viewer.

Bottom Line – Gyllenhaal is very good here, but the story isn’t as gripping as it could probably have been. Cooper brings his A-game and can always be counted on. Couldn’t relate enough to the characters and had trouble caring for any of them.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Third film to star Jake Gyllenhaal and Chris Cooper, after Jarhead (2005) and October Sky (1999). (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy


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