Labor Day

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Uneven melodrama with confusing messages about love.

PG-13 2014 111 minutes

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 4 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 14+

Unusual but thoughtful family drama

Great acting, unusual drama about people who seem to be "good" or "bad," and how that can be a fluid standard. The themes can be complex, but the story is told mostly through the eyes of a teenage boy, which makes it relatable to older kids. We found this film to be suspenseful, intriguing, and honest--despite the unlikely nature of the plot and the Brolin character. Lots to talk about for parents and their teenagers, about true character and the shifting nature of good vs. evil.
age 18+

Entertaining for adults, too sexually explicity for children

This film is told from the viewpoint of a 13 year old boy who witnesses his mother jump into bed and (loudly) have repeated sexual relations with a stranger she has known for less than two days and who is an escaped murderer. This, of course, plays with his mind, as he knows exactly what irresponsible things his mother is doing with the stranger who now lives with her, and is struggling with his own awakening sexual desires and how to handle them.

This title has:

Too much sex

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