Kristin Scott Thomas has what seems at first to be a thankless part in this distinctly grown-up film, but she delivers perhaps its most quietly affecting work.
This is two films spliced together and edited down. But even without knowing that, you might still watch "Eleanor Rigby" wondering what’s missing.
The film’s greatest drive comes from its fantastic leads. James Gandolfini brings his usual depth; Tom Hardy matches him with repressed intensity.
Despite its stellar lead performances and nuanced family dynamics, the movie's largely made headlines because the MPAA gave it a surprising R.