The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Synopsis and Review [WATCH VIDEO]

By Hannah Aven Guarin | 3 years ago
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Synopsis and Review [WATCH VIDEO]
Jessica Chastain at the Toronto International Film Festival 2011.

“The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby” is a drama film written and directed by Ned Benson. It stars Jessica Chastain, Nina Arianda, Bill Hader, Isabelle Huppert, Jess Weixler, James McAvoy, Viola Davis, Ciaran Hinds and William Hurt. The film opens on Sept. 12, 2014. Read on to learn more about “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby.”

“The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby” Synopsis:

The film is told in a his and her viewpoint. Conor (McAvoy) and Eleanor (Chastain) are a young couple who owns a small restaurant/bar in Lower Manhattan. A tragedy happen,s and the two starts to pull away from each other. Although the tragedy has caused them troubles, Conor and Eleanor have dealt with it differently.

Conor is in all efforts in finding Eleanor, who seems like she does not want to be found. The focus of this part is Conor’s relationship with his father (Hinds). Meanwhile, for Eleanor’s part, it centers on her relationship with her frustrated French mom and professor father (Hurt) who has a problem communicating.

All in all, the film explores Conor and Eleanor’s story as they try to reclaim the love that was once lost.

“The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby” Review:

As of this writing, the drama film scored 73 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and 70 percent on Metacritic.

Melissa Maerz of Entertainment Weekly rated the film with a B and praised Chastain’s stunning performance.

“Disappearance is worth watching for Chastain’s fierce performance as a woman swallowed up by bone-deep grief. If we can feel exactly what Eleanor is feeling, maybe we’re not so alone after all,” wrote Maerz on her review in Entertainment Weekly.

Although The Hollywood Reporter’s Deborah Young mentioned in her review how the film lost its narrative arc along the way, she still found the film sensitive and talented.

“A sensitive, talented debut that makes the gimmick of telling the same love story twice, from his and her viewpoints, almost work,” stated Young in her review.

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There you have it for the synopsis and review of “The Disappearance ofEleanor Rigby,” which opens in theaters on Sept. 12, 2014. Follow Movie News Guide (MNG) for more updates about upcoming films.

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