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Jason Reitman, 2013

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Kate Winslet is Adele, a depressed, divorced mom living with her perceptive 13-year-old son Henry. One day Frank (Josh Brolin), a freshly escaped convict, threatens the pair into sheltering him for a few hours. It is a promisingly tense set up. But a few hours become a few days, and soon Frank is fixing the car, teaching Henry the rudiments of baseball and throwing together a peach pie.

Frank and Adele fall for each other and decide to make a dash to Canada. All very sweet, but somewhat unconvincingly precipitous, given that all this unfolds over one Labor Day weekend.

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