From Golden Globe winner Jason Reitman, the director of Up in the Air and Juno, comes the touching romantic drama film Labor Day, which he wrote and directed. Based on Joyce Maynard’s best-selling novel of the same name, it stars Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin, Gattlin Griffith, Tobey Maguire, Maika Monroe, Clark Gregg, James Van Der Beek, J.K. Simmons and Brooke Smith.
In 1987, 13-year old Henry Wheeler struggles with the pangs of adolescence while trying to be the man of the house and care for his depressed and reclusive single mother Adele. About to start seventh grade after the Labor Day weekend, Henry convinces his mom to leave the house and take him clothes shopping. While at the mall, they encounter a mysterious unkempt man named Frank Chambers who is in need of help. Taking him home, it is revealed that Frank is an escaped convict who was sent to prison for murder and now wanted by the police. Despite his past, he quickly develops a deep bond with both Adele and Henry in just a few days time. Frank fills the shoes of being the man of the house teaching Henry how to throw a baseball and drawing Adele out of her depression. Adele and Frank are given a second chance at love and as the police close in on their manhunt, the two decide to run off to Canada with Henry. Will they make it and begin a new life as a family they all so desperately want and need?
Exclusively available on Blu-ray are the special features: “End of Summer: Making Labor Day,” deleted scenes and commentary by director Jason Reitman, director of photography Eric Steelberg and first assistant director/co-producer Jason Blumenfeld. Also the Labor Day Blu-ray Combo Pack includes an offer for $10 off the purchase of flowers at 1-800-Flowers.com, making it an ideal Mother's Day gift. The DVD contains only the feature film.
- Kate Winslet as Adele Wheeler
- Josh Brolin as Frank Chambers
- Gattlin Griffith as Henry Wheeler
- Tobey Maguire as Older Henry Wheeler
- Clark Gregg as Gerald
- Brooke Smith as Evelyn
- James Van Der Beek as Officer Treadwell
- Maika Monroe as Mandy
- Alexie Gilmore as Marjorie
- Brighid Fleming as Eleanor
- Lucas Hedges as Richard
- Micah Fowler as Barry
Blu-ray Special Features:
- Commentary by Director Jason Reitman, Director of Photography Eric Steelberg and First Assistant Director/Co-producer Jason Blumenfeld
- End of Summer: Making Labor Day
- Deleted Scenes
- $10 off the Purchase of Flowers Offer at 1-800-Flowers.com (perfect for Mother's Day gift)
- Target - Labor Day Blu-ray Combo Pack with bonus Blu-ray disc containing more than 20 minutes of behind-the-scenes content including the pie-making scene.
Target exclusive Blu-ray Combo Pack with bonus Blu-ray disc - $22.99
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