Monday, March 18, 2013

Labor Day movie based on Joyce Maynard's book coming


I just added Labor Day to the  Books to Read Before You See the Movie page.  Based on Joyce Maynard's novel of the same name, the movie went into production last June in Massachusetts. The film was shot in locations around the state, folks in Acton were so excited to have the movie crew in town, they created a video. Visit Acton Patch and check out their page and the video.


The Book - "With the end of summer closing in and a steamy Labor Day weekend looming in the town of Holton Mills, New Hampshire, lonely, friendless thirteen-year-old Henry spends most of his time watching television, reading, and daydreaming with only his emotionally fragile, long-divorced mother for company. But everything changes on the Thursday before the holiday weekend when a mysterious bleeding man named Frank asks Henry for a hand. Over the next five days, Henry will learn some of life's most valuable lessons, about the breathless pain of jealousy, the power of betrayal, and the importance of putting those we care about above ourselves—and that real love is worth waiting for.
From acclaimed author Joyce Maynard comes a beautiful, poignant tale of love, sex, adolescence, and devastating treachery as seen through the eyes of a young teenager—and the man he later becomes."



The Movie: Kate Winslet is Adele, Josh Brolin is the wounded man, Henry is played by two young actors of 13, and 16 and then by Tobey Maguire as the adult Henry. James Van Der Beek is onboard to play a detective investigating the case.

Jason Reitman is directing; I love what he did with Walter Kim's Up in the Air- Reitman not only directed, he co-wrote the screenplay with Sheldon Turner - this one sounds equally intriguing. 

No wonder the Kate's character Adle is depressed - just look at that depressing outfit! I have never seen the glorious Kate Winslet looking so dowdy! You know what that means - serious acting - and probably a transformation.

I'm now adding Labor Day to my TBR pile! How about you; have you read it yet?


2 comments:

  1. I loved this book and was just think it's time for a new novel from JM. Glad to see this will be made into a movie.

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  2. I adored this book (and anything by Joyce Maynard!); I knew this was supposed to become a movie, but it's been awhile...so I'm happy to hear that it's in production. I love the idea of Kate Winslet in the role of Adele, and Josh Brolin as the wounded man.

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