The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her

herI didn’t really understand why director Ned Benson had chosen to make two separate films about the same story until Eleanor (Jessica Chastain) and Connor (James McAvoy) are sitting inside a car while it rains outside.

This scene is also featured in Him, but instead of boredom, the viewer suddenly feels enlightened.
It is not quite the same scene.

The dialogue seems shorter; some of the vocabulary employed is different enough to be noticed; Connor speaks something that previously belonged to his wife, and vice versa.

Was the picture crafted this way to show that everyone has their own version of the truth?
The more I watched, the more I was convinced that this movie was much more than just a gimmick.
It was a necessity.

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