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Director Jason ReitmanYear 2013Genre(s) Dramas
Adele Wheeler is the single mother of 13-year-old Henry and suffers from depression, rarely leaving her house except for reasons she can't avoid. One of those reasons arises when she has to take Henry last minute school shopping over the Labor Day weekend at the end of the summer. Whilst out, they bump into Frank; a not so cuddly looking man who is bleeding profusely and asks for their help. Adele and Henry are hesitant to come to his aid, but eventually drive him to their home where the situation takes a strange turn when they become his hostages. It turns out that Frank is a convicted killer who has escaped jail and is desperate to get on the move in spite of his injuries. Initially terrified, Adele and Henry soon realise that they are not in any danger and help him win freedom once again.
'Labor Day' is a gritty thriller written and directed by Jason Reitman ('Thank You for Smoking','Juno', 'Up in the Air') and based on the novel of the same name by Joyce Maynard. It premiered at the 2013 Telluride Film Festival and touches on themes of guilt and innocence, and finding solace. It is set to be released in the UK on February 7th 2013.
Starring: Josh Brolin, Kate Winslet, Tobey Maguire, James Van Der Beek, Dylan Minnette, Gattlin Griffith, Clark Gregg, Brooke Smith, Maika Monroe, Tom Lipinski, Sarah Fischer, Alexie Gilmore