Filmmaker Jason Reitman drops the sharp and abrasive feel of earlier films such as Juno and Thank You for Smoking in his latest movie, Labor Day.

Based on the coming of age novel by Joyce Maynard and shot in a nostalgic, summertime haze, the drama featuring Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin and young actor Gattlin Griffith turns into The Notebook for adults, says CBC film reviewer Eli Glasner.

Not unlike the peach pies Brolin's escaped convict character makes in the film, Labor Day feels a little rich, crusty on the outside and surprisingly mushy in the middle.

In the attached videos, watch Glasner's review of Labor Day and his chat with Reitman about the film.