One of the most interesting experiments in recent years was filmmaker Ned Benson’s “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby.” Starring Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy, with great supporting help from Viola Davis, William Hurt, Isabelle Huppert, Jess Weixler, Bill Hader, and Ciarán Hinds, the indie drama looks at the dissolution of a marriage from two perspectives: the husband and the wife. And so, three versions were eventually released: “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him,” that centered on James McAvoy’s point of view; “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her,” from Chastain’s perspective; and “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them,” a condensed version that cut down ‘Her/Him’ into one version.
It’s a lot to digest, but we called it a “finely tuned and tenderly detailed love story of two people told on a cosmic scale…on the year’s greatest relationship films.” And for more, you can check our reviews of “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him & Her” and “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them” plus our interview with James McAvoy.
All this to say that “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby” hit DVD/Blu-ray last week and we have five copies to give away. Each Blu-ray contains all three versions of the film, so it’s a completist’s delight.
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