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Film Review - Labor Day

LABOR DAY Kate Winslet Josh Brolin

A solid literary adaptation will preserve the feeling of paging through a book, advancing chapter by chapter through a story. “Labor Day,” originally a 2009 novel by Joyce Maynard, retains this wonderful feeling of narrative movement. It’s a corny premise, ideal for a Harlequin hangover, yet writer/director Jason Reitman takes the endeavor seriously, engaging in a sensorial ode to human connection and coming-of-age awareness. Gracefully handled by stars Josh Brolin, Kate Winslet, and Gattlin Griffith, “Labor Day” is comfort food filmmaking with a few rough edges, ideal for those who prefer to get lost at the movies, discovering strange sensuality and sturdily built drama. Read the rest at


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