Labor Day


Labor Day
This coming-of-age tale inside a forbidden romance appeals to some people and turns other people off. Set during a Labor Day weekend back in the late 1950s, it centres on 13-year-old boy, who struggles to be the man of his house and care for his reclusive mother. On a back-to-school shopping trip, they meet an escaped convict who convinces them to help him. As they care for him, he worms his way into both their hearts, but the law is closing in ...

111 minutes.
Parental Guidance 10-12.
Drama, On the art circuit

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Credits

Cast
Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin, Gattlin Griffith, Tobey Maguire, Tom Lipinski, Maila Monroe, Clark Gregg
Director
Jason Reitman
ScreenplayJason Reitman, from the novel by Joyce Maynard
MusicRolfe Kent
CinematographyEric Steelberg
EditingDana E. Glauberman
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound
Made in2013
Produced byIndian Paintbrush, Mr. Mudd, Right of Way Films

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageNone
NudityNone
SexLow impact, mildly implied
ViolenceLow impact, isolated
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsThis movie contains low to mild impact mature themes, one isolated scene of violence and low impact sexual innuendos.
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USA MPAA rating

PG: Parental Guidance SuggestedRated PG-13 for thematic material, brief violence and sexuality
Runtime111
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
3
Blood / Gore / Gross
2
Guns / Weapons
3
Profanity
1
Alcohol / Drugs
1
Smoking
1
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
3
Frightening / Tense Scenes
3
Jump Scenes
2
Tense Family Scenes
5
Music (Scary/Tense)
4
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
13 +
Positive messages
2
Positive role models
2
Violence
2
Sex
3
Language
0
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
1

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Lara de Matos quote iconTough to labour through this one
10
Die Burger
Laetitia Pople quote icon'n Emotionele reis wat jou hart wring
10
Cape Times
Todd McCarthy quote iconFrequent pangs of emotion and tension prevail over threats of a cliched format.
15
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote iconMy goodwill drowned while trying to swallow this treacly cocktail of romantic swill. Read more: https://www.rollingstone.com/movies/reviews/labor-day-20140131#ixzz2sZdDaByb Follow us: @rollingstone on Twitter | RollingStone on Facebook
10
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconLabor Day has some interesting contextual elements swirling about, but seems to have come out of the oven too soon like an under baked peach pie.
8
Metacritic.com
41 critics
10
Rottentomatoes critics
147 critics
10
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconKate 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.
6
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
11
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation
5

What the People say

Internet
1879 Netizens quote iconSurprisingly entertaining for this time of movie year.
14

Average .. 50%

10

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