Mini Review - Labor Day

Labor Day (out Feb 6) is set in the 1980s and follows an escaped convict who is shielded from the authorities by a lonely single mother with a shy 13-year-old son. The actions of these characters defy logic and while I'm sure there's more detail in Joyce Maynard's 2009 novel, this cinematic version was too much of a head scratcher. Grade: C+.