Labor Day (2014)

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Labor Day Release Date
January 31, 2014
Labor Day Synopsis
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.
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Starring: Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin, Gattlin Griffith and Tobey Maguire
Directed by: Jason Reitman
Produced by: Helen Estabrook, Lianne Halfon, Jason Reitman, and Russell Smith
MPAA Rating: [ PG-13 ]
Distributor: Paramount Pictures
Release Date:  January 31, 2014
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