Demolition is the first movie starring Jake Gyllenhaal that I didn't see in the movie theater since... Brothers, I guess? I've never actually seen Brothers, so I guess that counts. (His movie with David O. Russell on the other hand does not count because that never got a theatrical release, thereby robbing me of the pleasure.)
Anyway Demolition doesn't deserve this distinction because now that I've seen it I can say it's not that bad, on the one hand, and on the other, well, I really should've given myself the chance to see Jake shaving his pubic area on the big screen.
My bad. Anyway yeah I liked Demolition a lot more than I thought I was going to - yeah it's still a movie about a straight white man learning to live thanks to a dead woman, but it's also an ode to Jake making puppy-dog eyes. And one of those things trumps the other.
And every time you think you're getting a little bored WHAM Jake's taking a shower or laying around in his underwear. If only every movie knew enough to liven up the proceedings in such a manner. On that note, let's wake ourselves up this Monday by hitting the jump and staring at about fifty shots from this movie of Jake doing those things, and a few others...