Massachusetts, Labor Day weekend, 1987. Twelve year-old Henry (Griffith) lives with his mentally fragile, housebound divorcee mother Adele (Winslet). Then escaped convict Frank (Brolin) forces the pair to shelter and hide him — becoming a very unexpected father figure in the process...
A tender, nostalgic and warm ‘family’ drama which also quietly seethes with the threat and tension of imminent danger. Labor Day shows a new side to Jason Reitman as a filmmaker, and we like it.
Reviewed by Dan Jolin
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