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Abortion portrayal

Demolition (film)


Davis is an investment banker at a firm in New York City. He and his wife Julia get into a car accident, and Julia is killed. Davis goes back to work sooner than expected after realizing he never loved Julia. He begins revealing his emotions to a stranger on a customer service hotline named Karen. Davis and Karen eventually meet in person and form a strong friendship. Davis and his in-laws form a foundation in Julia's name, but when Davis behaves erratically, his in-laws request that he sign away his rights to Julia's life insurance policy. Davis bulldozes his own house, and in the process, finds an ultrasound image that Julia never showed him. Julia's mother tells him that the pregnancy was the result of infidelity, and that Julia had an abortion. Davis visits Julia's grave, where he meets and forgives the man who caused the car crash. He realizes he really did love his wife.

Keywords: Past abortion. 

Release date: April 8, 2016
Time setting: Present (2016)
Geographical setting: US (New York)
Abortion legality: Legal
Health outcomes: None
Character age: 20-29
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Production company: Fox Searchlight Pictures

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