The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby (2014)
Average Rating: 7.3/10
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Release Date: Sep 26, 2014 Limited
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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
Sep 26, 2014 Limited
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The beauty of Benson's two films is that while they do work best as companion pieces, the material and performances are so strong that they also work as standalone movies, both driven by the heartbeat of their separate subjects.
As one movie, it may not be a groundbreaking look at relationships, but what remains is an unusually delicate American drama.
It is very much a first film, albeit one of rare ambition, and there's every reason to think that Benson will nail it next time around.
It's ultimately clear, however, that The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby could (and probably should) have been edited down to a single, much tighter movie...
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