Labor Day

Labor Day

DVD - 2013
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Thirteen-year-old Henry Wheeler struggles to be the man of his house and care for his reclusive mother Adele, all the while confronting the pangs of adolescence. Henry and his mother encounter Frank Chambers, an intimidating man clearly in need of help. Frank convinces them to take him into their home and later is revealed to be an escaped convict. The events of this long Labor Day weekend will shape them for the rest of their lives.
Publisher: Hollywood, CA : Paramount Home Entertainment, 2013
Branch Call Number: LAB
Characteristics: 1 dvd (111 min.) : sd., col. ; 12 cm

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AL_KATI Jun 22, 2017

I knew this was going to be good--look at the cast. And then to see the film unfold? You think it's going one way but it isn't, and that's the joy of watching this film. Beautiful and subtle.

Infolass Apr 09, 2017

Tender beautiful movie. Excellent measured performances by the three leads combined with the attention to detail for the era and sound track. Includes a surprising level of tension as the plot escalates.

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evaallen
Jan 31, 2017

Wonderful movie. James Brolin and Kate Winslett are both brilliant in this adventure romance. I always forget that she is British because she does American accents so well. Nice twist to see the story years later and inspired casting of Tobey Maguire. Worth watching.

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garycornell
Nov 12, 2015

"Labor Day" is cleverly written whether it is a true story or not. The cast is strong with good performances by James Brolin and Kate Winslet. The two of them were very convincing in their roles. This is definitely a step ahead of most movies!

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BestMovieCritic
Sep 26, 2015

Good movie with good acting and suspense! This is definitely not a true story; it's based on a Joyce Maynard fiction novel.

Monbal Sep 09, 2015

A lovely movie. Kate Winslett is a brilliant actress and played this part beautifully.

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lcad
Aug 03, 2015

Excellent movie. The characters are very convincing and I was very sympathetic to the convict. I loved the ending.

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IV27HUjg
May 20, 2015

I enjoyed it, but I like the actors & story line.

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ostwald
Mar 25, 2015

I saw the movie and I had liked it this is based on a true story
but not for children to watch

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slarsen
Mar 20, 2015

Too little story, too many endings. Idiot plot!

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jimg2000
Jun 04, 2014

[SPOILER ALERT] Police: Open the door slowly. Step our with your hands open and
above your head, palms facing forward. Convict to boy:
You're a fine boy, Henry.
Anybody who says otherwise
is not worth your time.
Convict to boy's mother:
I'd take 20 more years
just to have another three days with you.

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jimg2000
Jun 04, 2014

(SPOILER ALERT) Letter from jail-breaker to boy's mom: I will understand if you choose
not to respond to this letter. However,
I am due to be released shortly. I am no longer young, but I have
plenty of good health remaining. And I'd like to live much
the same way we discussed that weekend back when
we thought we'd be a family.
your mother has remarried by now. But on the off chance
that she might be alone,
I wanted to ask you whether
I might write her a letter.
I promise you,
I would sooner cut off my own hand
than bring any more grief to Adele.

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