After its award-qualifying run in limited release last month, Paramount Pictures is bringing Labor Day to theaters nationwide, starting today. The studio has released two clips from this adaptation of Joyce Maynard's novel which centers on single mother Adele (Kate Winslet) and her son Henry (Dylan Minnette), who take in a troubled man in need of help named Frank Chambers (Josh Brolin) over Labor Day weekend. Even though Frank eventually reveals he is an escaped convict wanted by the law, he helps bring this family together in ways they never thought possible. Take a look at these scenes from director Jason Reitman's drama, which shows how close Frank and Adele become over the course of one weekend.
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.