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Girl on the Train Review

By Michelle Santana

the-girl-on-the-train“The Girl on the Train” directed by Tate Taylor was premiered on Oct. 7, 2016. “The Girl on the Train” is a mystery drama about how a commuter named Rachel Watson played by Emily Blunt is manipulated by her crazy ex-husband. Rachel watches a couple from her window on the train who Rachel describes as “a perfect couple”. Rachel is an alcoholic who misses her past relationship and aspires to be a mother, but unfortunately cannot be one, due to complications. Into the middle of the film Rachel notices that the couple she had been admiring for weeks was not as “perfect” as she thought, Rachel noticed that Megan, the girl in the relationship, was kissing another man. Horrified, Rachel gets drunk and ends up near the tunnel near Megan’s house. Coincidentally, Megan was reported missing four days later, and Rachel realized that she was now apart of a missing person’s case.

“The Girl on the Train” was based off of the top seller book by Paula Hawkins and was astonishing accurate to the film. The film was set in New York City, and impressively depicted the atmosphere of the story. The movie starts off slowly and was a little hard to follow at first, but it all comes together at the very end with a big twist. You’ll definitely need your thinking cap on for this movie!

Critics, such as Jim Schembri, describe the movie as, “A great, big, fat, juicy slice of masterfully directed melodrama…The remarkable central performance by Emily Blunt should put her in the outside running for an Oscar,” said Schembri from 3AW 693 News Talk.

In my opinion, “The Girl on the Train” is saved solely by Emily Blunt’s superior portrayal. It is by no means better than the book, but it is worth a look,” Jeanne Kaplan a movie critic from Kaplan vs Kaplan.This movie is very captivating and will keep you on the edge of your seat through the whole thing. If you are into a mystery/thriller then this movie is for you!

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