LABOR DAY

Director Jason Reitman
Year 2013
Starring Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin, Gattlin Griffith, Clark Gregg, James Van Der Beek, Brooke Smith, J.K. Simmons
Rating PG-13
Run Time 111min
Age Policy

18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

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It's the summer of 1987 in New England, but lonely, desperately unhappy divorcee Adele Wheeler (Golden Globe nominee Kate Winslet) isn't throwing any beach parties or hosting any clambakes. She'd rather stay indoors, surrounding herself with shadows and memories.

During a back-to-school shopping trip with her 13-year-old son, Henry (Gattlin Griffith), Adele ends up taking home much more than she bargained for: She and Henry are politely but firmly accosted by Frank Chambers (Josh Brolin), a man badly in need of help.

He's escaped from prison and needs a temporary hideout while he recovers from his injuries and plans his next move.

What begins as a kidnapping eventually turns into something unexpected as Frank begins to sense Adele's sympathetic nature and her need for someone to talk to.

As the Labor Day weekend unfolds, Adele and Henry discover this intruder is more compassionate than he is threatening. Even so, the police are on Frank's trail and it's clear that the holiday can't last forever.

Based on the best-selling novel by Joyce Maynard, this drama is directed by Jason Reitman and co-stars Clark Gregg, Brooke Smith, J.K. Simmons and James Van Der Beek.

"What unfolds over the long, hot holiday weekend is beautifully told and beautifully acted by Winslet, Brolin and Griffith. Tobey Maguire as narrator and in a cameo as a grown-up Henry adds another nice touch. ... a lovely, intimate film about longing and love." -- Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times

"This small-scale gem... is part coming-of-age drama and part thriller, as well as being swooningly romantic. " -- Lou Lumenick, New York Post

 

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