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A story of love, passion, and betrayal as seen through the eyes of a teenage boy and the man he later becomes. Henry looks back on his fateful 13th year, when he lived with his reclusive divorced... View more >
thematic material, brief violence and sexuality
Starring Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin, Gattlin Griffith... View more >
Released in Los Angeles December 27, 2013, wide on January 31, 2014
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Deals with everyday drama we encounter with our family. Loved it. I laughted, cried and laughed somemore. A must c
"Labor Day" has a good plot, but nothing to back it up. Even the romantic chemistry between Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin is very dull. Not an ideal valentime's day movie. In the movie Winslet plays a single mother, who he and her son on a shopping trip when a stranger showed up played by Brolin and demanded that he be taken home. From there, a strong relationbshiup emerge between the three people. Brolin went from escape comvict to surogate father to the kid and love intrest to the mother. On that level, the film could've worked, but the film never seems to come alive. The movie started out as tense, but stay tense thoughout the movie. This movie need a liuttle bit of humor to break the tension, but that didn't happen. It stay tension for the entire movie. One thing that I like is the way the movie has felt. It took place in 1987 and a lot of stuff that featured in the movie look like it came from 1987. In one scene, the son came upon a group of DC comics from 1987, mainly from the post-Crisis of the Infinite Earth period. That scene reminds me of the a episode of MASH from the 1970's where Radar O'Reilty was sleeping on the bunk and ontop of him was a copy of Avengers #60 that came out in 1968. Ands that show is suspose to take place during the Korean War. That was reckless."Labor Day" was directed and comparing this movie withn films like "Juno" and "Up In the Air," "Labor Day" never came close to excellent, or even good.
Over all a good movie. More of a chick flick, but enjoyable for all.
Loved this movie. Winslet, Brolin and Griffith all were so good in the parts they played.
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