Genre:  Comedy, Documentary, Drama
Running Time:  100 min.
Release Date: April 8, 2016
DVD: August 9, 2016

Current rating: Rating: 3.12
based on 18 votes and 4 reviews
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Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts, Chris Cooper, Judah Lewis, Polly Draper, Debra Monk


A successful investment banker, Davis (Jake Gyllenhaal), begins to unravel after his wife is killed in a tragic car crash. 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 strangers form an unlikely connection. With the help of Karen and her son, Davis starts to rebuild, beginning with the demolition of the life he once knew.

  Canadian Connection: Director Jean-Marc Vallée is from Montreal, Quebec.

Director: Jean-Marc Vallée
Studio: VVS Films
Producer(s): Sidney Kimmel, Lianne Halfon, Molly Smith, Trent Luckinbill, Russ Smith, Jean-Marc Vallée
Screenplay: Bryan Sipe
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  • 5 stars "Thought it was good. Put together well. Good story and acting."
  • 2 stars "Interesting concept, but poorly executed. Demolition scenes were overdone adding to the boredom experienced by the audience."
  • 4 stars "3.5 to 4.0 stars. It was very interesting with great performances. Jake does "dark" well"