Sensual Potential Of The Domestic - Labor Day

Jason Reitman's fifth film is a marked departure for the director that serves up juicy roles for Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin

writes Catherine Shoard in The Guardian. Here's the rest; http://www.theguardian.com/film/2013/sep/07/labor-day-review-jason-reitman-kate-winslet

Led by first-rate work from Winslet and Brolin, Labor Day is a skilful, old-fashioned drama from a maturing director. Cynics, however, need not apply. James Mottram, Total Film

Nothing against Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin and director Jason Reitman - top talents all - but my goodwill drowned while trying to swallow this treacly cocktail of romantic swill. Peter Travers, Rolling Stone


Synopsis

Frank (Brolin), a badly wounded escaped convict, accosts single mother Adele (Winslet) and her son Henry (Gattlin Griffith) in a supermarket, triggering what begins as a scary hostage scenario but transmutes into an altogether more complex and subtle account of lives changed under duress.

Winslet, amply reprising the power and subtlety she exhibited in CONTAGION and THE READER, is terrific as the emotionally troubled Adele, and Brolin reaffirms the breadth of range evident in the likes of NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN and MILK.

Meanwhile writer-director Reitman (UP IN THE AIR and the woefully neglected YOUNG ADULT) confirms his skill at exploring female perspectives in a film that bears distinct traces of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, albeit updated for less confident social times and with a nerve-wracking narrative thrust.

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  • John E.

    If you suspend disbelief of the unlikely premise and concentrate on the performances you'll enjoy this more. Of course you could watch Bridges Of Madison County instead........................

    March 25, 2014

  • Andrew

    Hi John, I won't be able to make it this week due to family commitments. Enjoy the film!

    March 23, 2014

  • Mel K.

    I went last week. Quite enjoyable.

    March 18, 2014

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