You Will Get a Chance to See ‘Eleanor Rigby’ The Way It Was Intended To Be Seen

You Will Get a Chance to See 'Eleanor Rigby' The Way It Was Intended To Be Seen

Ned Benson’s “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby” was a sensation with audiences at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival when it screened as it was intended — as two films (one titled “Him,” the other “Her”) played back to back. “Him” takes on the perspective of the James McAvoy’s character, who’s dealing with a rough breakup, while “Her” centers on that of his ex, played by Jessica Chastain.

READ MORE: Jessica Chastain Explains How She Helped Shape TIFF Wonder ‘The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby’ With Director Ned Benson

The Weinstein Company, who acquired the film out of Toronto, premiered a new version titled “Them” at Cannes this May that cut down the original three-hour running time to a more commercial friendly two-hour one, but sacrificed what made the project so special in the first place. So it was a sad day when The Weinstein Company announced they’d be releasing “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them” on September 12 in select theaters, with no mention of the longer cut.

Well, our prayers have been answered. Today comes news that they will open “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him/Her” on October 10 in select theaters. Which version do you plan on checking out?

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Comments

Teri

Him/Her

Stergios

All of them, but of course it’s "Him" and "Her" I’m more excited about.

Finn

Him/Her

Maggie

Him/Her

bob hawk

Him/Her, of course.

Susan

Him/Her/Them

Darren

Him/Her

Cris

All three, if I have the chance. But I’m more excited about Him and Her. McAvoy and Chastain are both brilliant actors and I can’t wait to see their chemistry onscreen.

feklar

really hoping my local arthouse will screen Him/Her. Not really interested in the watered-down version, except maybe out of curiosity once it’s released for streaming/DVD.

Cathy

This is truly a prayer answered! Hope to see HIM/HER at Telluride, but will definitely see that version. Might not be able to wait and see THEM too. Hope McAvoy starts getting the recognition he deserves for his subtle performances.

Marc Schenker

Who’s the idiot that took the workable shifting titles at the top and put the cut off type there? Can’t leave something good alone, can you?

ECP

Pronouns version for me. With these two actors it’s probably worth every minute. Turning out to be a good year for good movies with lengthy running times.

Kate

Him/Her

Jamie T D

I agree with Alex I want to see all three versions.

Helen

Him/Her

Isabel

Him/Her as the director intended.

Alex

All freaking three of them.

Jim

Neither

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