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Demolition

Demolition

Jake Gyllenhaal stars as a numb Wall Street investment banker who gets even more numb when his young wife dies in an auto accident. He responds by demolishing things in his life like refrigerators, computers and houses. It's meant to be a tragicomic indie film look at grief and the redemptive power of madness. But its quirkiness is too studied to qualify as particularly effective. Gyllenhaal puts a lot of effort into being sad and weird, but the film is extremely scattershot, juggling characters and moods like a boardwalk entertainer. FULL REVIEW: Grief-based comedy unsuccessfully tries to mix quirky and melancholic by Devin D. O’Leary (4/7/2016). 100 minutes R.