Jessica Chastain is a shining star with acting skills that resonate beyond her beauty. She is at her fierce, unerring best, which is saying something, in The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby. As Eleanor, Chastain never begs for sympathy for this woman who tries suicide after the death of her baby. James McAvoy is also in peak form as Conor, the other half of a couple that can't put the pieces back together.
Speaking of halves, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby was once two movies: Her from Eleanor's point of view, Him from Conor's. It's a tribute to the actors and first-time filmmaker Ned Benson that both movies, to be released on October 10th, hold you in thrall.