The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby

DVD - 2015
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Once happily married, Connor and Eleanor suddenly find themselves as strangers longing to understand each other in the wake of tragedy. The film explores the couple's story as they try to reclaim the life and love they once knew and pick up the pieces of a past that may be too far gone.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [Publisher not identified], [2015]
Edition: Widescreen edition
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (123 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
4 3/4 in
digital,optical,surround,Dolby digital 5.1
video file,DVD video,region 1


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Jul 17, 2018

Jessica Chastain wallows in her misery, and bad haircut, that takes us the whole film to figure out, not really, why she’s so self absorbed. If you have a cold or it’s snowing, this would be a great film to put you out.

Sep 22, 2017

Sooooo effing bloody boring !!!!!!

Sep 09, 2017

Sorry, but I found this slow and boring. And I cut out of it most likely 1/3 to 1/2 way through.

Jul 23, 2017

Writer/director Ned Benson’s arthouse weeper about a short-lived marriage becoming derailed was originally presented as two separate features, each one exploring the reaction of one partner, which he proceeded to chop up and then restitch into this two-hour endurance test. Visually arresting with Manhattan’s many moods providing appropriately hip backdrops and featuring a score of soft indie croons you can’t help but like (a chill version of Bowie’s “Wild is the Wind” was beautiful), Benson's opus certainly has the makings of something great especially with a dream cast that includes Isabelle Huppert, William Hurt, and Viola Davis. As the ailing couple James McAvoy alternately rails and despairs in a convincing American accent while Jessica Chastain’s porcelain features go from rage to remorse at the drop of a well-meaning platitude. But it’s the script which proves to be the production’s Achille’s Heel—its klunky metaphors and stilted sentimentality had me wondering whether or not Dr. Phil would receive a co-writing credit. “Tragedy is a foreign country…” drones Eleanor’s academic WASP of a father, “…We don’t know how to talk to the natives…” (huh?) and then there’s the haphazard scrawl of urban graffiti that offers up a deep thought, that titular Beatle’s song (“lonely people…blah blah”), and a strategically placed poster for Lelouch’s "A Man and a Woman" which practically leaps off Eleanor’s bedroom wall to smack you upside the head just in case you didn’t get the allusion. Commonplace for all its artiness, it’s still striking enough to keep you watching although come morning you may wonder why you bothered.

Feb 11, 2017

an exploration of the impact of grief
loss is gradually revealed as lives are both reconnected and separated

Nov 30, 2016

With reference to the other comments on here, I actually liked this movie a lot. I think it shows that sometimes when one is young they are trying to find the one person that makes them whole. When people go through a tragedy while in a relationship, it sometimes makes life really hard, as in this film.

Aug 15, 2016

Not bad. Not great. I borrowed the movie to see James McAvoy. While the characters connected at different times of their lives, the biggest hurdle facing the relationship is not disclosed to the audience, leaving me wondering what happened. So it is not until the end that you find out what the hurdle is.

May 23, 2016


A terrible movie. Never got finished because of the constant language every two words. And then on top of it the story makes no sense; why are seeing her on a bike, for the longest time, and just jumps. Not recommended.

Sep 26, 2015

Beyond boring. It is essentially the equivalent to someone posting on Facebook they're upset and then when you ask they say they don't want to talk about it.

The audience is dragged through 2 hours of depressing conversations and constant contemplation of one's role in life. The story itself took forever to develop and none of the characters helped the story progress in any manner. Skip this one, there are far better movies that beautifully illustrate the hardships of life.

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