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Labor Day (2013)

PG-13 | | Drama | 31 January 2014 (USA)
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Depressed single mom Adele and her son Henry offer a wounded, fearsome man a ride. As police search town for the escaped convict, the mother and son gradually learn his true story as their options become increasingly limited.

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A depressed mother's husband has left her for she could not bear a second child. Living alone with her only son, she has an unlikely meeting with an injured escaped convict, and reluctantly takes him into her own care. The man proves to be better than his criminal image as the three bond over Labor Day weekend. The only problem? Everyone in town is looking for him.

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Rated PG-13 for thematic material, brief violence and sexuality | See all certifications »

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31 January 2014 (USA)  »

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Aires de esperanza  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

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$5,175,282 (USA) (31 January 2014)

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$13,362,308 (USA) (14 March 2014)
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According to the book, the library is open on Sunday because of a book sale. See more »

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While making the peach pie and Adele puts the top on, peaches are squeezing out. But in the next shot, without fixing, the top is perfectly placed and Frank commends her on a perfect job. See more »

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Adult Henry: It was just the two of us after my father left. She said I should count the baby he had with his new wife Marjorie as part of my family too. Plus Richard, Marjorie's son. For the most part my mother never mentioned my father, or the woman he was married to now.
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References D.A.R.Y.L. (1985) See more »

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All I Have To Do Is Dream
Written by Felice Bryant and Boudleaux Bryant
Performed by Hugo Montenegro
Courtesy of One Media iP, Ltd.
By arrangement with The Orchard
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Kate Winslet proves again that she is one of the greatest actresses of all times.
4 December 2013 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

I haven't got to say a lot about this upcoming motion picture but praise Kate Winslets dynamic intimate and breath taking performance.Kate once again gives it all on the big screen. And one thing I am telling you for sure, she is going for an Oscar. Since we saw Kate winning that golden statue back in 2009 for her performance in the historic ''The Reader'', Kate has been a bit distant from the screen. Apart from her minor movie roles in ''Contagion'' and ''Movie 43'' and of course the successful ''Carnage'', Kate hadn't had a big emotional performance like that for years. The English Rose once again leaves us with tears on our eyes with her performance. She proves us through the film that she for sure deserves the title of one of the greatest actresses of all times. Apart from Winslet's praised and acclaimed performance the film is generally very good and it will make you tear a bit that's a fact! However, the screenplay is a bit dull for this film and the rhythm of the whole motion picture a bit slow. I wont be surprised if the film receives mixed reviews from critics.


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