'Labor Day' Exclusive: The Story Behind That Sexy Pie-Making Scene
By David Weiner
Oscar-nominated writer/director Jason Reitman followed up Juno and Up in the Air with the Kate Winslet/Josh Brolin romantic drama Labor Day, and many people walked out of the film talking about the infamous, sexy pie-making scene. What's the story behind the sequence that has been compared to the pottery scene in Ghost? Reitman explains in his own words in this exclusive ETonline clip from the Blu-ray, out tomorrow...
"What seems, at the time, this innocuous act, turns into a life lesson that turns into Henry's career," says Reitman, "and it speaks to this idea that we can have an impact, even in a small amount of time."
The story of a New Hampshire mother (Winslet) who takes in a mysterious stranger (Brolin) over a long Labor Day weekend, providing some life lessons for her tween son Henry (Gattlin Griffith) and leading to a second chance at love, Labor Day just might be the perfect gift for Mother's Day.
Labor Day Blu-ray bonus features include commentary by Reitman, director of photography Eric Steelberg and first assistant director/co-producer Jason Blumenfeld; the featurette End of Summer: Making Labor Day; and deleted scenes.