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The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby

R| 2 hr. 3 min.

Plot Summary

With his unique vision, writer/director Ned Benson ambitiously captures a complete picture of a relationship in the beautifully relatable portrait of love, empathy and truth that is THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ELEANOR RIGBY. Once happily married, Conor (McAvoy) and Eleanor (Chastain) suddenly find themselves as strangers longing to understand each other in the wake of tragedy. The film explores the couple's story as they try to reclaim the life and love they once knew and pick up the pieces of a past that may be too far gone. Screened for the first time at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, Benson's latest version of their story combines his previous two films - titled HIM and HER - uniting their perspectives and taking a further look into the subjectivity of relationships.

Cast: Jessica Chastain , James McAvoy , Viola Davis , William Hurt , Isabelle Huppert , Nina Arianda , Bill Hader ,

Director: Ned Benson

Genres: Drama, Romance

Distributor: Weinstein Co.

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby (2013)

Release Date: September 12th, 2014|2 hr. 3 min.

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critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • Jessica Chastain is a shining star with acting skills that resonate beyond her beauty. She is at her fierce, unerring best, which is saying something, in The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby. show more

  • The fault is not in the co-stars; they've been brilliant before and will be brilliant again. It's in the laggardly pace, pedestrian writing and murky viewpoint of Ned Benson's feature. show more

  • The film rests, though, on the sturdy shoulders of Chastain and McAvoy. They don’t share the intense chemistry this couple really needs, but they commit to the individual stories with touching persuasion. show more

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  • September 24, 2014 Camsue
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    I enjoyed how the story was told as each character dealt with their own circumstances. It was sad in parts but not kleenex sad. Had insightful and clever remarks throughout. I will recommend this movie

  • September 20, 2014 bopeltzman
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    Wow. Was that movie 3 hours or did it just seem like it? All the main characters are wallowing in much deserved self-pity. The only trouble is they suck you in with them. There's about 90 seconds of happy people making love then 2.9 hours of depressedly, depressed, depression and smiles that really mean: I don't know what I'm doing, where I'm going or who I want to be with. Save your money and just watch the trailer; all the good lines are there.

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James McAvoy on 'Eleanor Rigby,' 'Victor Frankenstein,' and the Pinnacle of His Career (Sort Of)

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Drew Taylor on September 10, 2014

Earlier this year, James McAvoy dazzled audiences as the psychic mutant Charles Xavier (known mostly by his cool superhero moniker Professor X) in the blockbuster "X-Men: Days of Future Past." In that...

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Jenni Miller on June 27, 2014

James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain are giving us some serious Friday afternoon feels in this trailer for their new movie, "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby." In less than two and a half minutes, Cono...

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