Labor day centers on 13-year-old Henry Wheeler, who struggles to be the man of his house and care for his reclusive mother Adele while confronting all the pangs of adolescence. On a back-to-school shopping trip, Henry and his mother encounter Frank Chambers, a man both intimidating and clearly in need of help, who 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.
Directer: Jason Reitman
Cast: Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin, Gattlin Griffith, Tom Lipinski, James Van Der Beek, and Tobey Maguire
In theaters: January 31, 2014
Wow, this looks really good. Not sure if it’s one I want to see on Christmas Day, but I know I’ll be seeing it at some point. Hopefully on the big screen. With such talented names attached, I don’t know why I’m surprised.