James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain find romantic-comedy gold in The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby
The romantic-comedy genre has always been hit or miss, but when one comes around that truly sparkles, you shouldn’t miss it. Easily one of the best films from the genre this year is the film from writer/director Ned Benson ‘The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby,’ a film that set out to, “ambitiously captures a complete picture of a relationship,” and nails every detail.
In the film moviegoers will find once happily married, Conor (McAvoy) and Eleanor (Chastain) who now 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.
Joining the starring duo in the film are Bill Hader, Viola Davis, and William Hurt, you can catch The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them when it hits theaters Sept. 26, 2014. If you have to catch up on the first two installments “Him” and “Her,” you can do so when they are released later this fall.
The film was a tremendous hit when it was screened for the first time at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, Benson’s latest version of their story combines his previous two films – titled HIM and HER – uniting their perspectives and taking a further look into the subjectivity of relationships.