The Labor Day weekend doesn’t begin until end of day tomorrow, but c’mon, who’re we kidding — you’ve already checked out for the week, and it’s time to start making plans. And while we know some of you (shudder) sociable types will be heading out to lakes and barbeques and such destinations to enjoy the end of another summer, we’re catering (as usual) to the shut-ins, who’re taking the three day holiday weekend to catch up on some long-delayed nothing-doing. So here are a few of the recent(ish) additions to Netflix and Amazon Prime to add to your holiday weekend viewing lists; just click the title link to watch them right now.
It is, without question, Shailene Woodley’s year: The Fault in Our Stars was the sleeper hit of the summer, Divergent was, well, Divergent, and she’s fronting a new Gregg Araki movie this fall. But for my money, she hasn’t—and may never—top her breakthrough turn in last year’s achingly good coming-of-age romantic drama, which is a performance so natural and true that it seems less like acting than existing. It matches the film’s unvarnished honesty, which, yes, did remind me of Say Anything; judge for yourself, oh Amazon Prime members.