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Jason Reitman wrote and directed Paramount’s “Labor Day,” which he says was a big departure for him and for his team, most of whom have worked with him on previous films. As he told Variety, “I had brilliant collaborators who all grew with me. I didn’t reach out to a whole new crew. I went to everyone I’d worked with from Day One.” The story tells of a woman (Kate Winslet) who’s emotionally closed off. Near the start of the movie, she and her son (Gattlin Griffith) encounter a stranger (Josh Brolin) who demands to go home with them. They comply. Reitman says, “That’s one of the trickiest scenes I’ve ever had to direct. It’s a polarizing scene. There are people who go for it and there are people who completely reject it. And that’s kinda fun for me. It lets me »


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