External Review: Demolition

Davis Mitchell (Jake Gyllenhaal) is an incredibly honest man who works at a financial firm run by his father-in-law Phil (Chris Cooper). When Davis’ wife Julia (Heather Lind) dies in a car crash, Davis internalizes his grief and instead bares his soul in a series of complaint letters to a vending machine company. This attracts sympathy from customer service rep Karen Moreno (Naomi Watts), who strikes up a friendship with Davis.

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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).