This week is the release of Labour Day that premiered at both the Telluride Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival. After several dramas from heartthrob Zac Efron we finally get him back as a funny man in That Awkward Moment.
Labor Day centres 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. View the website here.
Starring: Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin, Gattlin Griffith and Tobey Maguire
Release date: January 31, 2014
Running time: 111 minutes
In support of a friend devastated by a recent breakup, three guys vow to maintain their single status for as long as possible. The plan gets derailed when they each fall in love and have to secretly work around their pledge to bachelorhood, while trying to figure out the complications of modern day relationships. View the website here.
Starring: Zac Efron, Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Imogen Poots, Mackenzie Davis and Jessica Lucas
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: January 31, 2014
Run Time: 94 minutes