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'The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them' lacks depth
'The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them' lacks depth

Conor Ludlow and Eleanor Rigby — not the English spinster of the Paul McCartney lyric but a married woman in contemporary New York — are a husband and wife who respond very differently to a devastating loss. They're played by James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain in "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them," which traces the dissolution of a marriage as a protracted dance between pursuer and pursued. For Eleanor, a lapsed academic who attempts suicide and returns to her parents' comfortable Connecticut home, life is halted; for half-hearted restaurateur Conor, who stalks her hopefully through the streets of Lower Manhattan, life must go on. "Them"...