(WJLA) - Escaped murderer Josh Brolin forces Kate Winslet and her son to hide him in “Labor Day.” Once inside, he wins her confidence, fixing things around the house, paying attention, and cooking. The film includes a peach pie scene that might make you squirm with delight.
This strange escapee brings life to a depressed mother and her son, and the movie hits some of the same chords of “Ghost” and “The Shawshank Redemption.” It builds to a better-than-expected conclusion, and is actually fun to watch.
Rating: 2.5 stars out of 4.
Weekend Best Bets: American Hustle, Frozen, Lone Survivor.