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The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him (2013)

Told from the male 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

Writers:

Ned Benson (screenplay), Ned Benson
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James McAvoy ... Conor Ludlow
Jessica Chastain ... Eleanor Rigby
Nina Arianda ... Alexis
Viola Davis ... Professor Lillian Friedman
Bill Hader ... Stuart
Ciarán Hinds ... Spencer Ludlow
Isabelle Huppert ... Mary Rigby
Nikki M. James ... Sia
Jeremy Shamos ... Evangelist
Marta Milans ... Phoebe
Christian Coulson ... Dine & Ditch Guy
Isabelle McNally ... Dine & Ditch Girl
Brendan Donaldson Brendan Donaldson ... Casimir Waiter
Musto Pelinkovicci ... Ukrainian Cabbie
Johnathan Fernandez ... Bar Fight Guy
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Storyline

A woman and man seemingly so in love finds their marriage is shaken to the core when life throws them a devastating curve. Now this New York couple must try to understand each other as they cope with loss and attempt to reclaim the life and love they once had. Written by Cannes Film Festival

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and brief drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dois Lados do Amor: Ele 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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Conor and Eleanor have a Revolver print on their living room wall. See more »

Quotes

Conor Ludlow: There's only one heart in this body. Have mercy on me.
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Soundtracks

The Lucky One
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Weirdly not as great as "Her" - maybe watch this first?
24 December 2014 | by Sergeant_TibbsSee all my reviews

It's very odd how much The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her gets right that Him just can't measure up to. I'm not sure whether it's because I watched it second, but it's way more clumsily executed. While it does pay off a lot of things set up in Her (and I imagine it'll work vice versa) when it offers an alternate perspective on a scene, that's its only strength. Where Her approached sappiness with its insights on romance, Him too often breaches that mark. It's a more lightweight film, which comes with its own delights with Bill Hadar and that subplot, but moments which elicited tears in Her revisited here had little effect. I'm sure that's not a case of diminishing returns. McAvoy is reliably great, not quite as good as Chastain in Her, but again he bolsters the material. The problem with this portion of the pair is that it paints Eleanor Rigby in a very unappealing light, one I hadn't even considered with Her. Here, I don't see why he's chasing her so much. Nevertheless, Him is still a very good film for when it does hit the spot, just doesn't match its counterpart.

7/10


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