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'Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby' plays better as 'Her,' 'Him'
'Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby' plays better as 'Her,' 'Him'

For his first film, writer-director Ned Benson aimed higher than most: Determined to tell the same story from two points of view, he created separate but entwined features. With its "Him" and "Her" components, "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby" gives new meaning to the term "double feature." And, as the story of a young couple's separation after a devastating event, "Rigby" more than lends itself to such a twinned perspective. Moviegoers were first subjected to a misconceived mashup of the two films, the abridged combo version "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them." A month after the release of that CliffsNotes...

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