Jake Gyllenhaal Plays a Man Whose Life Unravels After His Wife Dies in Unexpected Crash

Jake Gyllenhaal has most definitely become an actor to keep an eye out for. Last year, he was snubbed for his performance in Nightcrawler and the double duty he pulled playing both lead characters in Denis Villeneuve’s fantastically mind-boggling Enemy is to be praised. And now he’s taking on the lead role in director Jean-Marc Vallée’s (Dallas Buyers ClubWildDemolition.

You can check out the official trailer and synopsis of the film below! The film also stars Chris Cooper and Naomi Watts, with a screenplay by Bryan Sipe. It will hit theaters April 8, 2016.

Official Synopsis: Davis (Jake Gyllenhaal), a successful investment banker, struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash. Despite pressure from his father in law Phil (Chris Cooper) to pull it together, Davis continues to unravel. What starts as a complaint letter to a vending machine company turns into a series of letters revealing startling personal admissions. Davis’ letters catch the attention of customer service rep Karen (Naomi Watts) and, amidst emotional and financial burdens of her own, the two form an unlikely connection. With the help of Karen and her son Chris (Judah Lewis), Davis starts to rebuild, beginning with the demolition of the life he once knew.


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Mae is a Washington, DC-based film critic, entertainment journalist and Weekend Editor at Heroic Hollywood. A member of the Washington, DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), she's a geek who loves discussing movies and TV. She is also a voting member of the Black Reel Awards. If she's not at the movies, she's catching up on her superhero TV-watching, usually with a glass of wine in hand.

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