Monday, November 4, 2013

Film Trailers: LABOR DAY

     Last week the trailer for Jason Reitman's new film Labor Day premiered and it looks to be a departure in tone and narrative then what Reitman has previously done. That is a good thing, in that he is testing boundaries and attempting new types of filmmaking, but this looks a little too, I do not know, soft and obviously an intended tearjerker. That, of course, is sight unseen and based entirely off the trailer. Also, the mixed reviews out of the Telluride and Toronto Film Festivals. Some really loved it and others did not. Kate Winslet plays a single mother, in the midst of loneliness and depression, when an escaped convict, played by Josh Brolin, asks for a ride and kidnaps them in their own home.  The results are a matter of the two adults falling for each other after the mother and her son find out his true story. The trailer definitely tugs on that emotional heart and sweet spot for romance. Reitman is a very talented director so it will be interesting to see how this change from satire and funny, dramatic reality to heavy, love-filled, PG-13 drama plays out. I am not fully sold on this film after the trailer and feel like it might be a little too Nicolas Sparks-y, but it is still Reitman, so I might be surprised. I hope so. The film also stars Dylan Minnette and Tobey Maguire. The film will be in limited release on December 25, 2013 (for an Oscar run) and wide on January 31, 2014. Enjoy!

Photo credits by IMDB and trailer by YouTube.

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