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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Gattlin Griffith
Kate Winslet
Josh Brolin
Clark Gregg
Directors
Jason Reitman
Screenwriters
Jason Reitman
Running Time
111 minutes

Labor Day
Blood, sweat and tears and more sweat


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Labor Day

Plot
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...


Verdict
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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