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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 »

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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You Can Change a Person Just By Living
9 February 2015 | by ThomasDrufkeSee all my reviews

For me, I think the two films are two of the most realistic films I have ever seen. Chastain & McAvoy are brilliant and I'm glad we got to see both sides of the story. But I did tend to like "him" a little bit better. I will say that I think "Her" is better acted. When you have greats like Viola Davis and William Hurt as supporting actors that are essential to moving the story forward, you know you have something good on your hands. This side of the story is darker and more depressing as it more closely deals with unimaginable situation of losing someone very close to you.

The most powerful thing that was said in either film was the idea that "You can change a person just by living". It's definitely true, there are people close to me that directly impact my life whether I see them or not. Just by living, they are changing my life. It's something I don't really think about, but I will now. Also the idea of memory is brought up a lot. Chastain's character, Eleanor, talks about the concept of only remembering things once or twice in your entire life, and then it's gone. It's pretty morbid if you ask me. After seeing this one second, I always thought about perception, and how the way events unfold and if I see things differently than people close to me. Even in the slightest bit, I think it's pretty evident we do.

Overall, the films are worth watching if you like darker and more realistic types of love stories. I just don't think I ever want to watch these films again. They are just too depressing. But without question they are brilliantly acted and superbly shot. I'm glad I checked them out.

+Chastain's range

+Tackling different and difficult concepts

+Beautiful to look at

-Very dark


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Release Date:

10 October 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA


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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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