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Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts co-star in the gripping story of a troubled man who rebuilds his life after forming an unlikely connection with a struggling single mother. Following a tragic accident, Davis, a successful investment banker, begins to unravel. But when his personal letters catch the attention of Karen, Davis reaches a turning point, and the life he once knew changes forever.
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Common Sense Says
Uneven dramedy about mourning has mature content.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Demolition is a dramedy about a man (Jake Gyllenhaal) learning how to live again after his wife's death. In addition to a deadly car crash, it has guns and shooting (a teen fires the weapon), some brutal punching and pummeling (with bloody wounds resulting), and a scene in which furniture, appliances, walls, and windows are smashed with sledgehammers and other tools Language is strong, with uses of "f--k," "s--t," and more. A teen smokes cigarettes and drinks beer, and an adult character is a regular pot smoker (her dealer is shown in one scene). There's additional social drinking and drug references as well. Characters make verbal references to sex, and there's a shot of the main character, naked, on the toilet (nothing sensitive is shown).
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- Genre:Comedy, Drama
- Release Date:April 8, 2016
- Captions:English, Spanish
- Audio Format:5.1
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