Writer/director Jason Reitman (Up in the Air, Juno) could be back in the Oscar mix with his new dramatic film, Labor Day, based on the novel by Joyce Maynard. Starring Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin, Labor Day will be opening in limited release on December 25, 2013 followed by a wide release in January.
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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