The Girl on the Train

February 12, 2017 - Comment

The Girl on the Train is based on Paula Hawkins’ bestselling thriller that shocked the world. Rachel (Emily Blunt), devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day. Everything changes when she sees something shocking happen there, and

The Girl on the Train is based on Paula Hawkins’ bestselling thriller that shocked the world. Rachel (Emily Blunt), devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day. Everything changes when she sees something shocking happen there, and becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds.

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Ethan says:

A Faithful Adaptation of a Solid Novel Earlier this year, I read The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins as part of a book club. I loved the way Hawkins blurred the lines of her thriller by using an unreliable narrator and shifting around the chronology of the story. When I heard that Hollywood was planning a film adaptation of the novel, I was a bit apprehensive. The way that the story is presented seemed uniquely suited for the pages of a book. Still, I entered the theater with some optimism, especially as the trailers seemed to…

David E. Baldwin says:

Emily Blunt Superb in So-So Thriller The makers of this film aspire to the level of Hitchcock but instead the ending result is a Lifetime Channel ripped from the headlines movie-of-the-week. The narrative is so trite and derivative that by the conclusion of the flick you are more likely to say “Who cares?” than whodunit. Sole reason to recommend “The Girl on the Train” is Emily Blunt’s full bodied performance as Rachel, an emotionally unstable alcoholic recently spurned by a philandering husband. Subtly Blunt…

Steven J. Gough says:

Mesmerizing movie …Emily Blunt awesome

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