Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin, Gattlin Griffith and Tobey Maguire star in the drama Labor Day, based on the novel by Joyce Maynard and directed by Jason Reitman (Juno, Up in the Air). See the Labor Day cast, plot summary and release date below. The story centers on 13-year-old Henry (Griffith) as he confronts the pangs of adolescence while struggling to care for his reclusive mother, Adele (Winslet). On a back-to-school shopping trip, Henry and Adele encounter Frank (Brolin), a man both intimidating and clearly in need of help, who convinces them to take him into their home.
“Labor Day” centers on 13-year-old Henry Wheeler, who struggles to be the man of his house and care for his reclusive mother Adele while confronting all the pangs of adolescence. On a back-to-school shopping trip, Henry and his mother encounter Frank Chambers, a man both intimidating and clearly in need of help, who convinces them to take him into their home and later is revealed to be an escaped convict. The events of this long Labor Day weekend will shape them for the rest of their lives.