Labor Day parents guide

Labor Day

If this criminal seems to good to be true -- you're right

Overall C

Although he is only 13-years-old, Henry (Gattlin Griffith) tries to help his single mother (Kate Winslet) as she succumbs to depression. But he isn't prepared for the events that happen on Labor Day, when the pair encounters Frank Chambers (Josh Brolin), a desperate man whom they later discover is an escaped convict.

Violence C
Sexual Content C+
Profanity B+
Substance Use A

Why is Labor Day rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Labor Day PG-13 for thematic material, brief violence and sexuality.

Run Time: 111 minutes

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Labor Day
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Labor Day rated PG-13? Labor Day is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for thematic material, brief violence and sexuality.

Violence: A man shoplifts before taking a woman and her son hostage. Bloody injuries are shown. A woman slaps her handicapped child who is trying to tell her something. A character imagines a gunshot that blows out a car windshield. A character dies after being pushed down the stairs. A baby drowns in a bathtub.

Sexual Content: A boy is uncomfortable when his mother begins to discuss the feelings associated with sexual activity. Characters talk about a man who left his wife for his secretary. Barely audible sounds of a couple engaged in sex are heard. A woman’s bare shoulder is briefly seen, along with some cleavage. A boy has sexual fantasies. He kisses a girl. An adult couple kisses. One character says that having sex is like a drug.

Language: The script contains infrequent profanities.

Alcohol / Drug Use: None noted.

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Labor Day
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Sexually Suggestive Scene, Violence, Sexual Language.
Alberta PG Mature Subject Matter.
Manitoba PG Mature Theme, Sexual Content
Ontario PG Mature Theme
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

News About "Labor Day"

Cast and Crew

Labor Day is directed by Jason Reitman and stars Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin, Tobey Maguire, Gattlin Griffith.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Labor Day movie is April 29, 2014. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Labor Day

Release Date: 29 April 2014

Labor Day releases to home video (Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy) with the following 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

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The life of a young boy, who befriends a stranger that moves in upstairs, is forever changed by that relationship in Hearts In Atlantis. An ex-convict takes pity on a single mother and her child in Les Miserables. And the decision to help an accused man puts a lawyer and his family at risk in To Kill A Mockingbird.