Don't be shocked, but in Demolition, Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler, Southpaw), is playing a normal man. He's not crazy for any other reason than grief, from what I can tell, and that's something with which we can all relate.
I mention it because Gyllenhaal has been attacking roles with quirks of late and doing something a little more identifiable is a welcome change. He looks good, healthy. He's not scary skinny or overly fit. I don't know why it matters and maybe it doesn't to any of you. It's just nice to know he's still interested in the sheer drama of everyday life.
After his wife dies in a car crash, Davis (Gyllenhaal) writes an angry letter to a vending machine company that disappointed him when he desperately wanted M&Ms after a tragic incident. The letter grabs the attention of company employee Karen, (Naomi Watts, Insurgent), who will somehow help him rediscover life after the incident.
My first thought is it's probably too early for him to be thinking about a new woman, especially one with a son (which Karen has), but it's a two-hour movie, and things move quickly in film.
As an aside, is there something special about being an "investment banker" that it must be mentioned as Davis' profession? Having worked for them for years, I can't think of a single thing that sets them apart from other businessmen merely by the title "investment banker."
Demolition will hit theaters April 8, 2016.