Labor Day Wednesday, 08 April 2020

Labor Day

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Mature themes and sexual references.

  • The pitch:

    Hard labor.

  • Starring:

    Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin, Gattlin Griffith, Tobey Maguire, Tom Lipinski, Maika Monroe, Clark Gregg, James Van Der Beek, JK Simmons

  • Directed by:

    Jason Reitman

  • Running time:

    111 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), 12A (UK), PG-13 (USA)


    People are shot at, coerced, threatened with a weapon, bound, grabbed, headlocked, slapped, pushed. A child is threatened, a baby drowns (implied). Armed police, theft. Jail, murder, kidnapping, delinquency mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses (adult, baby). Wound-dressing, stitches, infected wound. Bleeding, blood on clothing, bloody wounds. Scar.


    Flirting, touching, kissing, undressing. References to sex. A mother talks to her child about sex. Couples have (implied) sex in a vehicle, bedroom, hayloft. Sexual noises. Shirtless man, woman between sheets (nudity implied), woman in underwear. Swimwear, cleavage, loose-fitting clothing. Infidelity mentioned.


    Alcohol (beer, spirits). Smoking mentioned.


    Name-calling. Incest jokes, reference to inappropriate touching. Derogatory references to homosexuals. Religious exclamation.


    Fugitives, understanding, disability, youth, mother-son relationships, anxiety, depression, innocence, prison escapees, puberty, paternity, stillbirth, miscarriage, Bonnie & Clyde, unconditional love, being reclusive, single parenting.


    Stillbirth, deceased babies, anxiety attack. Miscarriages, eating disorder, hospitalised father mentioned. Prison setting. Raw meat. Toilet. Based on the novel by Joyce Maynard.


    Passionate, sensitive, delicate, restrained, nuanced, emotional, touching, wrenching, riveting, rewarding, heart-tugging, real, immersive, resonant. Superb acting, intelligent treatment of the novel, delicate story, modest production values, graceful storytelling, top-notch cast.


    Implausible, strange, lifeless, contrived, sappy, melodramatic, overheated, ridiculous, unsubtle, bizarre, counterfeit. Sluggish pace, clichéd dialogue.

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