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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.


Ned Benson


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




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


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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »


Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]





Release Date:

10 October 2014 (USA) 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


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


[first lines]
Eleanor Rigby: [suddenly jumps off the bridge]
Guy Walking on Bridge: Hey!
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Edited into The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them (2014) See more »

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Great acting can't save this film
8 June 2015 | by eddie_bagginsSee all my reviews

Continuing on from the frustration experienced in the saga's Him component, Her struggles to engage the audience in a meaningful way despite it featuring an assured Jessica Chastain performance and a few genuine moments of emotional power centred around loss and regret.

A large portion of frustration towards this entry stems from the fact that even though we do feel for Eleanor as a person we can't fully commit to liking her and she remains a cold and sometimes undeniably unlikeable figure throughout this components run time. She's a woman dealing with a great personal tragedy and a conflicted mindset, yet she's also someone that seems unappreciative of the friends around her and their helpful suggestions or ideas, in other words Eleanor comes off as someone who is to self-assured to see the positives around her.

Somewhere deep down in both Him and Her is a great film and one feels that if the best of both chapters were combined into one singular film it would be a much more recommendable if still slightly unoriginal tale, and perhaps that is the reason Them came into existence. With some nice turns by McAvoy and Chastain, these films remain watchable but never reach the heights they so easily could've had the hard slog journey been worth it in the final payoff.

2 Diet Cokes out of 5

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