More About Labor Day
Jason Reitman's LABOR DAY, adapted from the novel of the same name by Joyce Maynard, stars Kate Winslet as Adele, an emotionally shaky single mom to Henry (Gattlin Griffith). As the twosome shop for clothes Henry will wear when he begins seventh grade after the long Labor Day weekend, the boy is accosted by Frank (Josh Brolin), an escaped convict with a bleeding wound on his stomach. Frank manipulates Adele into letting him hide out at their house, and soon the seemingly scary man shows a strong domestic side and, in just a few days, develops a deep bond with both Adele and Frank. Co-starring Brooke Smith, J.K. Simmons, and Tobey Maguire, LABOR DAY screened at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.
Main Cast & Crew
Jason Reitman - Director
James Van Der Beek
"[T]he progression of the film from beginning to end, and the narrative links, are always solid....Beautifully told and beautifully acted by Winslet, Brolin and Griffith." - 12/26/2013 Los Angeles Times
"Josh Brolin gives one of his best performances as Frank....Kate Winslet hits some great notes as Adele." - 01/30/2014 Chicago Sun-Times
4 stars out of 5 -- "If subtlety is key here, both Winslet and Brolin lead the way, favouring gentle touches rather than grandstand gestures." - 02/03/2014 Total Film