Movie Review – The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby (Him & Her)

by Ned Benson

by Ned Benson

‘One 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.’ (IMDb) (by Ned Benson, 123 min.)

I find it so refreshing to see a story told in a completely different way. There are two movies of the same story, but told from two different perspectives.

I must say that I preferred the Him-version. I just couldn’t entirely relate to the Her-version of the story. So I think that’s what made my entire vision of these movies a bit less positive.

It’s the story of a young couple who, after a few difficult months, decide to go their separate ways, with the guy (James McAvoy) having no idea why or how or for how long, with no explanation at all. And I was hoping to get an explanation at the end of both movies. You kind of get an explanation, and I kind of get it. But I couldn’t connect entirely with her. And it isn’t because of Jessica Chastain.

The both actors were amazing. James McAvoy was sensitive, nice. You could totally relate to him and see that he was struggling with everything. Jessica Chastain was good, but again, I couldn’t relate to this character. And I think it had more to do with the way her character was written, than her acting. Because she is one of my favorite actresses of all times.

3,5 out of 4 stars.


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