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Labor Day

PG-13| 1 hr. 51 min.

Plot Summary
At the tender age of 13, Henry Wheeler (Gattlin Griffith) grapples with the pains of adolescence while caring for his troubled, reclusive mother, Adele (Kate Winslet). One day while shopping for school supplies, Henry and Adele encounter Frank Chambers (Josh Brolin), an intimidating man but one who clearly needs their help. Frank convinces the two of them to take him into their home, but later it becomes clear that he is a convict who has escaped. Based on the novel by Joyce Maynard.

Cast: Kate Winslet , Josh Brolin , Gattlin Griffith , Tobey Maguire , Clark Gregg , Tom Lipinski , Maika Monroe , J.K. Simmons

Director: Jason Reitman

Genres: Romance, Drama

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Labor Day (2013)

Release Date: January 31st, 2014|1 hr. 51 min.

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fan reviews ( 21 )
  • The pie looks delicious, but Labor Day feels stale. show more

  • This is win-win for everybody, but it's too win-win - a setup that short-circuits drama, that shoehorns a situation into a precooked formulation: He's a real prisoner and she's an emotional prisoner, and each offers the other the possibility of freedom. show more

  • Labor Day, adapted from a novel by Joyce Maynard, is the kind of movie that turns clarity into stultification; everything is perfectly clear and almost everything — pie-making excepted — is perfectly lifeless. show more

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Box Office: How 'Labor Day' Went From Oscar Shortlist to Chart Dud

Posted by
Gary Susman on February 3, 2014

Paramount Back in August, "Labor Day" was shaping up to be one of the most eagerly awaited movies of the year-end awards season. Most of that had to do with the film's classy pedigree, consisting of...

'Labor Day' Preview: Kate Winslet & Josh Brolin Have a Plan (EXCLUSIVE)

Posted by
Jenni Miller on January 30, 2014

Thankfully, "Labor Day" isn't one of those ensemble pieces with Ashton Kutcher and a lot of meet-cutes, although it does take place over a holiday weekend. Jason Reitman's newest movie, which is ba...

9 Ridiculously Sexy Movie Moments

Posted by
Sharon Knolle on January 28, 2014

Every time we see the trailer for "Labor Day," we can't help but notice how much Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin are really, really into that peach pie. As the convict and the single mom's hands en...

'Labor Day' Trailer: Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin, and an Ill-Fated Romance (EXCLUSIVE)

Posted by
Katie Roberts on October 31, 2013

The title of Jason Reitman's new movie, "Labor Day," might make moviegoers associate it with the recent rash of holiday-themed rom-coms that have graced the big screen ("Valentine's Day," "New Year...

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