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Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin and Gattlin Griffith in Labour Day

First Labor Day Trailer packs an emotional punch

The new Labor Day trailer puts the emphasis on the romance and emotion of the film, with Henry (Gattlin Griffith) happy to play sports with this surprising new father figure and note in hindsight (his older self is relaying the story of that Labor Day weekend) the change in his mother Adele (Kate Winslet) as a romance blossoms between herself and the man who comes to stay.

For most people, having an escaped convict threaten your child would be a nightmare. However, as Frank Chambers (Josh Brolin) convinces mother and son to shelter him, he proves to not be nearly as menicing as you might think. His arrival seems to awaken in Adele everything that her husband’s departure had destroyed and as the police continue their search, she keeps him hidden.

Labor Day Synopsis

Starring Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin, Gattlin Griffith and Tobey Maguire, LABOR DAY centres on 13-year-old Henry Wheeler (Griffith / Maguire), who struggles to be the man of his house and care for his reclusive mother Adele (Winslet) while confronting all the pangs of adolescence. On a back-to-school shopping trip, Henry and his mother encounter Frank Chambers (Brolin), 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.

Set for release on 7th February 2014, Labor Day is based on the novel by Joyce Maynard, and written for the screen and directed by Jason Reitman (Juno, Up in the Air). Check out our review from the London Film Festival here.

About Amanda Keats

Amanda is a film buff with tastes ranging from Japanese horror to classic comedies. Favourite films include Monty Python's Life of Brian, Top Secret and Battle Royale and when she isn't watching films (or talking about them non-stop) she likes to debate whether book to film conversions are ever any good. (Answer: yes, sometimes they are!) A recovering vegetarian, Amanda is also fluent in Spanish and yet still follows subtitles during Spanish films.
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