In this behind-the-scenes sneak peek of "Demolition," premiering today exclusively on Moviefone, Gyllenhaal and director Jean-Marc Vallée discuss the film's unique approach to grief and loss. One of the ways in which the flick does so is through its sense of heightened reality, in which Davis is continually haunted by very real visions of his deceased partner.
According to the actor, "Demolition"'s handling of the delicate subject is "not like it is in [other] movies," and that it doesn't follow "conventional rules" of filmmaking. Vallée agrees, noting that he was immediately drawn to screenwriter Bryan Sipe's unusual script.
"It's gonna take twists and turns in ways you'd never expect," Gyllenhaal adds.
"Demolition" also stars Chris Cooper, Naomi Watts, and Judah Lewis. It's set for a limited release on April 8.Photo credit: Fox Searchlight
Grieving investment banker Davis Mitchell (Jake Gyllenhaal) returns to work after losing his beloved wife in a tragic car accident. After writing a letter to complain about a vending machine, Mitchell receives a phone call from Karen (Naomi Watts), a customer service rep from the company. Karen becomes moved by his complete honesty, while Davis finds someone to lend a sympathetic ear. As his new friendship with Karen and her son grows, Mitchell finds the strength he needs to rebuild his life. Read More