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The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her (2013)

Told from the female perspective, the story of a couple trying to reclaim the life and love they once knew and pick up the pieces of a past that may be too far gone.

Director:

Ned Benson

Writer:

Ned Benson
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jessica Chastain ... Eleanor Rigby
James McAvoy ... Conor Ludlow
Nina Arianda ... Alexis
Viola Davis ... Professor Lillian Friedman
Bill Hader ... Stuart
Isabelle Huppert ... Mary Rigby
William Hurt ... Julian Rigby
Jess Weixler ... Katy Rigby
Nikki M. James ... Sia
Jeremy Shamos ... Evangelist
Wyatt Ralff ... Philip
Katherine Waterston ... Charlie
Matthew Scanlon Matthew Scanlon ... Aldie (as Matt Scanlon)
Ryan Eggold ... Guy from Club
Will Beinbrink ... Garry The Dentist
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Storyline

Told from the female perspective, the story of a couple trying to reclaim the life and love they once knew and pick up the pieces of a past that may be too far gone.

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

9 | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 2014 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Dois Lados do Amor: Ela See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This and The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him (2013) premiered in 2013 as two films at the Toronto Film Festival. After the premiere, although it received rave reviews, Ned Benson started cutting the movie again, as a one feature. The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them (2014) premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. All three movies received a theatrical release. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Eleanor Rigby: [suddenly jumps off the bridge]
Guy Walking on Bridge: Hey!
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Thank God for Chastain!
29 April 2015 | by meezaSee all my reviews

"The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her" appeared to be an engaging movie about a woman whose life is turned upside down after a family tragedy and a spousal separation. What actually appeared in Writer-Director Ned Benson's film was a wishy-washy take on a confused woman who seeks family shelter after personal problems. The originality of this movie disappeared throughout its showing time; oh wait, on second thought, there was no appearance to begin with. I found the movie dreadfully boring. However, there is something here that salvaged this movie; and that comes in the form of the steady Jessica Chastain with her marvel performance as the title character. Chastain is one of, if not the best, actress working today. She always disappears into her character, and that is proved once again with her work here as Eleanor Rigby. However, I do not have the same sentiments for the supporting performances of this movie; which included (believe it or not) Viola Davis, James McAvoy, and William Hurt. Back to Jessie: It is too bad Chastain had to wrestle with the film's mundane storyline & screenplay. Benson actually filmed three versions of "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby";one from the "her" perspective (meaning Eleanor), one from the "him" perspective (being Rigby's estranged husband Conor), and one from the "them" perspective (which I guess is the rest of the Rigby party). I experienced the "her" one. But something tells me that him or them is not much better than her; which pretty much sums up human gender interaction; whatever that means. Time for me to disappear. Goodbye! *** Average


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