"I never thought I would be one of those people who carried a briefcase. It always reminds me of carrying a lunchbox to school." ( From the film)


SUMMARY

A successful investment banker struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash.

Davis Mitchell, a successful but unfulfilled banker, struggles to mourn after losing his wife in a tragic car crash. Despite pressure from his father-inlaw, Phil 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 Mareno and amidst emotional and financial burdens of her own, the two form an unlikely connection. With the help of Karen and her son, Chris, Davis starts to rebuild, beginning with the demolition of the life he once knew. Following his great performances from Nightcrawler and Southpaw, Jake Gyllenhaal delivers one of the finest, most refined performances of his to date. Jean Marc-Vallée masterfully taps into the soul of male ethos and impeccably blends fragmented narrative with poignant and comedic elements.

FESTIVALS

2015 TORONTO

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Jean-Marc Vallée was born in Montreal and studied film at L'Université de Montréal. Some of his features are C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005), which won Best Canadian Feature at Toronto, The Young Victoria (2009), Café de Flore (2011) and Dallas Buyers Club (2013).

CREDITS


  • Director
    JEAN-MARC VALLÉE
  • Screenplay
    BRYAN SIPE
  • Cinematography
    YVES BÉLANGER
  • Editing
    JAY M. GLEN
  • Cast
    JAKE GYLLENHAAL, NAOMI WATTS, CHRIS COOPER, JUDAH LEWIS
  • Producer
    LIANNE HALFON, RUSS SMITH, MOLLY SMITH, TRENT LUCKINBILL, SIDNEY KIMMEL, JEAN-MARC VALLÉE
  • Production Co.
    BLACK LABEL MEDIA, MR. MUDD, SKE
  • Distributor
    FABULA,