Labor Day (2014)

Posted May 12, 2017 by Whitney in movie review / 0 Comments

A depressed mother's husband has left her for she could not bear a second child. Living alone with her only son, she has an unlikely meeting with an injured escaped convict, and reluctantly takes him into her own care. The man proves to be better than his criminal image as the three bond over Labor Day weekend. The only problem? Everyone in town is looking for him.

Actors: Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin, Gattlin Griffith, Tobey Maguire
Director: Jason Reitman
Writers: Jason Reitman (screenplay), Joyce Maynard (based on the novel by)
Release Date: January 31, 2014
Genre: Drama, Romance

 

Labor Day had an implausible storyline and more Lifetime Movie material. If this fast paced/on the run/love story weekend had happened in over a month’s time instead of three days it may have been better (notice how I used the word may)

Another disappointment were the actors, Josh Brolin and Kate Winslet who I expected more from, it felt like they were phoning it in. I have little to say that wouldn’t sound repetitive, so I will close by calling Labor Day ridiculous and would be better off outside barbecuing that watching this film.

Although it did have a “Ghost” moment, you know the one.

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