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Depressed single mum Adele and her son Henry offer a wounded, fearsome man a ride. As police search town for the escaped convict, the mother and son gradually learn his true story as their options become increasingly limited.

Starring:
Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Labor Day

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 51 minutes
Starring Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin, Tobey Maguire
Director Jason Reitman
Genres Drama
Studio Paramount International
Rental release 4 August 2014
Main languages English
Discs
  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 51 minutes
Starring Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin, Tobey Maguire
Director Jason Reitman
Genres Drama
Studio Paramount International
Rental release 4 August 2014
Main languages English

Other Formats

Customer Reviews

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Rowena Hoseason HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 2 April 2014
Format: DVD
Plenty of people will watch Labor Day expecting to see a ‘fugitive on the run’ action-adventure flick. That’s very much what the trailer suggested, highlighting the escaped-convict plotline. But there’s very little violence (or indeed action) in this film, and all of it is included in the trailer. So it initially looks like a movie about a desperate killer, holding a family hostage and forcing his affections on the woman while leading the teenage son astray. But it’s nothing of the kind – so don’t bother buying or renting if you were expecting something like Natural Born Killers…

Instead, Labor Day is a gently sentimental romance about an unlikely love-match between damaged individuals. The killer has escaped from jail, true, but in reality it’s the woman in this film who has been imprisoned in her own home by crippling neurosis and insecurity. A thread of tension runs throughout the plot; it starts as distrust between the killer possibly his next victims but it soon develops a romantic, almost erotic edge. There’s nothing explicit but an awful lot is implied in lingering moments of physical contact. Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin create a pair of credible, vulnerable characters – both with traumatic histories which are revealed in flashbacks as their short-lived relationship develops. Winslet is especially excellent as the fragmented, tormented mother who get so shaky she can't even start the car...
Labor Day isn’t completely soppy, and the latter half of the film very much revolves around the threat of discovery and the loss of what has so unexpectedly blossomed. The tension racks up as the hunt for the escaped convict draws closer: the son may have betrayed his mother’s growing hope for a new life – or a nosy neighbour might be their undoing.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Movielife on 9 May 2014
Format: DVD
i thought this film was a brilliant unusual lovestory! it was really moving, i couldnt stop crying at the end. Fantastic acting, it really doesnt get any better. 5 stars, cant wait to watch it again.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy TOP 500 REVIEWER on 20 April 2014
Format: DVD
Henry (Gattlin Griffith) lives modestly with his lonely single mom (Kate Winslet made to look dowdy). She is a prisoner in her own home. Then Frank (Josh Brolin) an escaped convict comes into their life and he sets her free for five days. Henry provides some narration and there are flashbacks to build character late in the film.

A combination sad and heart warming formulaic romance tale.
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