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The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them

Geregisseerd door Ned Benson
Verenigde Staten, 2013
Drama

Samenvatting

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.

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The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them Geregisseerd door Ned Benson
Without having seen the Him and Her versions, it’s hard to tell if Them’s fragmentary nature is an effect of its overall design or an unintended consequence of condensing two films into two. But this material would be clichéd no matter what, and the script’s easy outs (fireflies as metaphor, symbolic college lectures, dimestore-philosophy-spouting parents, and a lot of very convenient excisions in the plot that get us around tricky narrative situations) can’t enliven the generic story.
September 25, 2014
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It’s intelligent and adult, and the principal cast—which also features Bill Hader, Jess Weixler, Viola Davis, Isabelle Huppert, Ciaran Hinds and William Hurt—is excellent. The film itself, however, is a mixed bag—a handsomely photographed but often too leisurely trip into the psychic terrain of grief and denial…
September 12, 2014
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Despite the sparkling cast and engaging, well-tuned turns from Chastain and McAvoy, the scaled-down script doesn’t carry much weight, bogged down by clunky, Hallmark dialogue. The recut is light on flashbacks to Eleanor and Conor’s glory days, necessary to get a true sense of the title’s “them” and grasp what has really disappeared. Benson’s efforts have turned Eleanor Rigby into an accessible, garden-variety love story, and that’s its biggest problem.
September 09, 2014
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