This is a pretty terrible trailer, but Mostly Martha is my favorite food movie. I love that Martha is an amazing cook who gets energy from cooking for others and loses her appetite when alone. It’s hard to watch this one on an empty stomach.
A friend and I were talking about movies where the food is one of the best parts, and I think Eat Drink Man Woman certainly fits under that. Don’t judge the Ang Lee drama by this cheesy trailer, though, please.
What happens when a director makes two movies from different viewpoints using the same plotline, then compiles them into one project? Director Ned Benson made two versions of The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby — one from the viewpoint of Conor (Him) and one from Eleanor’s point of view (Her). If, as I did, you expect the compilation of the two films (Them) to include these differing takes, sorry to say that is not the case.
Instead of the experimental feeling the trailer hints at, the film The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them shares similarities with other grief-filled indie relationship dramas (Rabbit Hole and Rachel Getting Married specifically come to mind). What sets it slightly apart is the rhythm of this couple’s tragic story and the intensity of the actors’ performances.