Labor Day (2014)
Critic Consensus: Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin make for an undeniably compelling pair, but they can't quite rescue Labor Day from the pallid melodrama of its exceedingly ill-advised plot.
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as Frank Chambers
as Adele Wheeler
as Henry Wheeler
as Adult Henry Wheeler/...
as Officer Treadwell
as Frank Chambers (youn...
as Mr. Jervis
as Henry (16)
as Mandy Chambers
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Critic Reviews for Labor Day
If you have even the tiniest cynical bone in your body, avoid. You'll find Labor Day more sugary than a cronut.
The fantasy it presents is easy to mock, but delicious all the same.
So histrionically abysmal that it makes you realize how lazy and complacent most other movies are in their banal mediocrity. The atrociousness is thrilling. As I left the theater, I felt alive again.
It's unlike anything we've seen in memory - and all the more absorbing as a result.
Audience Reviews for Labor Day
A unique drama/romance that should have amazed audiences, yet the script was lacking of dialogue and lacked any real direction. The actors had very little to work with and the flashbacks were confusingly chucked in!
A ridiculas uninteresting, unamusing and uninspiring so called movie.
I'm surprised at the bad reviews. I liked this movie.
Set mostly in 1987, this was a winner for me straight away for the nostalgic feel. Very realistic to the time period, but not kitschy or bright as often happens in an 80's set movie made today. Quite dull colours (but nice) and looked like a realistic small town setting.
Voiced over by a young teenage boy, Henry, who lives with his mother, Adele, who has had some trauma in her past, which is revealed slowly in flashbacks throughout the movie. Adele rarely leaves the house, but on the pairs once monthly visit to the supermarket for supplies, they meet Frank, who is an escaped murder.
Frank makes some loosely implied threats to Henry to convince Adele to take him home so he can hide out.
Slowly, Adele falls in love with him, which sounds creepy as hell, but actually it works.
Hard one to describe, but beautifully shot and cast. Well worth a watch.
There must be better books deserving to be turned into movie format.
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