90 minutes – Comedy-Romance
Festival release date: September 10, 2015 (TIFF)
Release date: April 6, 2016
Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Jake Gyllenhaal plays Davis Mitchell, a successful investment banker, who struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash. Despite pressure from his father in law 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, an unconventional pot-smoking single mother, 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.
Jake Gyllenhaal Naomi Watts Chris Cooper Heather Lind Judah Lewis Brendan Dooling Hani Avital Wass Stevens Celia Au Nancy Ellen Shore Tom Kemp Connor Keegan C.J. Wilson George J. Vezina Alfredo Narciso Stephen Badalamenti Zariah Singletary Lytle Harper Helen Brackel Ben Cole Gregory Haney Danny Guzman Mark Lewis Vivian Kalinov Jane Dashow
Davis Mitchell Karen Moreno Phil Julia Chris Moreno Todd Koehler Young Waitress Jimmy Punk Girl Socialite philanthropist Dr. Brodkey Punk Kid at Party Carl Davis’ neighbor
Mickey Upscale Girl Attractive Waitress Carousel Kid Steven Nurse Running Kid Chris’s Doctor Upscale Gala Attendee Waitress