Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Tuesday’s Top Trailer: The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby

Welcome back to a weekly feature here at Movies with Abe, Tuesday's Top Trailer. One of my favorite parts about going to see movies is the series of trailers that airs beforehand and, more often than not, the trailer is far better than the actual film. Each week, I'll be sharing a trailer I've recently seen. Please chime in with comments on what you think of the trailer and how you think the movie is going to be.

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby – Opening September 26, 2014 and beyond

This is a film that looks as intriguing for its content as it does its format. Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy starring as a couple during the ups and downs of their romance is appealing enough on its own. But the way in which this film is being released is about as intriguing. There are three separate versions: Them, Him, and Her, each representing different points of view of the relationship. What that ends up meaning for the film and its angles isn’t entirely clear, but the concept is definitely alluring. Chastain catapulted to stardom with six breakout roles in 2011 – I saw five and was extremely impressed with two of them and appropriately pleased with the others – and is now a two-time Oscar nominee with enormous talent just waiting to be tapped. McAvoy, on the other hand, first wowed me in 2006 and 2007 with “The Last King of Scotland” and “Starter for 10,” and despite few awards, has had similar success. Viola Davis, Bill Hader, Ciarin Hinds, Isabelle Huppert, William Hurt, Archie Panjabi, and Jess Weixler are all in the supporting cast, which is definitely a plus. I definitely want to see these films, and to see how all these players factor in to each version. I’m hoping that the distributors arrange a day of screenings where all three can be shown back to back, because this is a treasure I’m not sure will ever have the opportunity to be digested in the proper manner by most audiences.

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