#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – A depressed mother’s husband has left her for she could not bear a second child. Living alone with her only son, she has an unlikely meeting with an injured escaped convict, and reluctantly takes him into her own care. The man proves to be better than his criminal image as the three bond over Labor Day weekend. The only problem? Everyone in town is looking for him.
Plot: Depressed single mom Adele and her son Henry offer a wounded, fearsome man a ride. As police search town for the escaped convict, the mother and son gradually learn his true story as their options become increasingly limited.
Smart Tags: #tied_to_a_chair #escaped_convict #neighbor #baseball #boy_in_a_wheelchair #wheelchair #handicapped_boy #physically_handicapped #handicapped #appeared_on_tv_news #watching_tv #overflowing_bathtub #bathtub #wife_killed #death_of_wife #dead_baby #birth #childbirth #miscarriage #pregnant #pregnant_woman
|6.9/10 Votes: 43,142|
|6.9 Votes: 756 Popularity: 12.85|
a very human movie
Today I gave my rating for this movie that I really liked. I did not want to write a review but I was a little disappointed by the summary for the movie written on IMDb. It says: “Depressed single mom Adele and her son Henry offer a wounded, fearsome man a ride.” Adele and her son do not offer the man a ride which is very important for the story. Having said this, let me say a little about this movie. The movie plays very nicely with fear and tension. Any moment we expect something very terrible to happen. Murder, betrayal, rape, you name it. In contrast, an interesting and amicable relationship between the three main characters develops. The movie even has a happy end that is kind of unexpected. Seeing this movie I felt like being in an earthquake only to learn afterwards that no damage was done.
A new kind of film from Reitman
I attended the premiere of Labor Day at the Toronto International Film Festival. Most people walked in expecting a Juno/Up in the Air style comedy and if that’s what you expect you’ll be mildly surprised. The film is darker that Reitman’s usual works though you still recognize the director’s touch.
The movie tells the story of Adele (Kate Winslet), a woman who slowly shut herself off from the world, relying heavily on her young son Henry (Gattlin Griffith), whose father abandoned them to another wife and other children. Enters a menacing escaped convict (Josh Brolin) who finds refuge with Adele and her son as he tries to remain hidden from the police.
The summary will have you believe that ‘the mother and son gradually learn his true story as their options become increasingly limited.’ or that the family realizes they’re now prisoners in their own home which makes it sound like the movie is going to be some sort of Panic Room 2 but the story is nothing like that. As Adele and her son get to know the prisoner, they both find the family they’ve been longing for.
It’s a beautiful story despite being somewhat implausible but I found what mattered wasn’t the story we see, so much as witnessing the characters finally having a shot at happiness and how the remainder of their days is shaped by this weekend they spent together. This film isn’t driven by dialogue as much as Reitman’s other films were. The director has said in interviews that he found it challenging to do a movie where there was little dialogue (he actually said without music or dialogue and I walked in half expecting to see a silent film.) He worked around it by having Tobey Maguire narrate the film as an older Henry. The narration works though I think the film could have done without it as well. Don’t let the whole ‘silent’ thing keep you from seeing this film, I found there was enough dialogue, and there is music as well though unlike Juno it doesn’t play as a whole hipster soundtrack.
The movie is more subtle yet more raw, slower than his usual films and it lets the actors take us through every emotion. Kate Winslet is a terrific actress and she gave a beautiful performance as Adele, very convincingly portraying a woman who’s given up on living. Josh Brolin was great as well, giving us both a tough convict and a soft hearted man at times. Gattlin Griffith was great at a kid who grew up faster than he should. I’m always very iffy when it comes to child actors but he pulled it off very well.
In conclusion, Labor Day is a different, more adult and more mature film from Jason Reitman. It’s a nice transitions from his previous comedies and goes a bit deeper than his other films, bringing tension, tears and some laughs. Whether you’re already a Reitman fan or not, I recommend this film, you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 51 min (111 min)
Genre Drama, Romance, Thriller
Director Jason Reitman
Writer Jason Reitman (screenplay), Joyce Maynard (based on the novel by)
Actors Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin, Gattlin Griffith, Tobey Maguire
Awards Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 nominations.
Production Company Right of Way Films, Mr. Mudd
Sound Mix SDDS, Dolby Digital, Datasat, Dolby Surround 7.1
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Red Epic, Zeiss Master Prime, Bausch & Lomb Super Baltar, Cooke Varotal, Fujinon Premier and Angenieux Optimo Lenses
Laboratory Modern VideoFilm, Burbank (CA), USA (digital intermediate)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Redcode RAW
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Redcode RAW (4K) (source format)
Printed Film Format D-Cinema