‘Labor Day’ Trailer (Video) Starring Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin

October 31, 2013

Watch the first trailer of Jason Reitman’s ‘Labor Day,’ a drama starring Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin as characters who find themselves in an intriguing and seemingly improbable love relationship.

‘Labor Day’ was written and directed by Jason Reitman (‘Thank You for Smoking,’ Up in the Air’). It is a screen adaptation of the critically acclaimed literary novel of the same title by Joyce Maynard, who is also the author of the memoir, ‘At Home in the World,’ which revealed her relationship with the late J.D. Salinger.

As with the novel, the movie begins in the year 1987 on Labor Day weekend. Notably deglamorized, the Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet portrays Adele Wheeler, a depressed and reclusive divorced single mother of a 13-year-old son, Henry, who is portrayed by Gattlin Griffith.

Per chance while out on a rare shopping trip, Adele and Henry meet up with a stranger, Frank Chanbers, who is portrayed by Josh Brolin. With more than a bit of hesitation, she gives the man, who is ragged looking and bleeding from his forehead, a ride home. After she has taken him in to stay in the house, he reveals that he is both a convicted murderer and a fugitive.

As the trailer reveals, the story is told from the perspective of the son, Henry, reflecting back from an adult vantage point as an unseen narrator. He has assumed a protective role over his mother since his father abandoned the family. We see how the fugitive Frank involves himself in her life; what is essentially a hostage situation instead becomes the unfolding of an unusual love story.

‘Labor Day’ premiered at the Toronto Film Festival to generally favorable reviews. Rounding out the cast are Tobey Maguire J.K. Simmons, Clark Gregg, James Van Der Beek, and others.

The movie opens in theaters in limited release on Christmas Day, December 25th and wide release on January 31, 2014. The full-length trailer is below.

Pictures: PR Photos

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