The Girl on the Train

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"What you see can hurt you."
  • R
  • 2016
  • 6.5  (199,381)
  • 48

The Girl on the Train is a thrilling psychological drama released in 2016, starring Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, and Rebecca Ferguson. The movie is directed by Tate Taylor, and it is based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Paula Hawkins. The movie will keep you on the edge of your seat with its twists and turns until the very end.

The story is centered around Rachel Watson (played by Emily Blunt), an alcoholic who commutes by train every day to New York City. During her journey, she fantasizes about an idyllic couple living in a house near the tracks who she sees daily. In Rachel's mind, the couple embodies the perfect life that she has lost.

However, Rachel's illusions are shattered when the woman from the couple, Megan Hipwell (played by Haley Bennett), goes missing. Rachel becomes embroiled in the mystery surrounding Megan's disappearance since Megan was a former nanny of Tom and Anna, Rachel's ex-husband, and his new wife. Rachel decides to investigate the case, but her alcoholism makes her doubts her own memory of what she saw on the day Megan disappeared.

Throughout the movie, the plot unfolds and reveals that Rachel's actions, beliefs, and perceptions are all questionable. Emily Blunt's performance is captivating as the audience sees Rachel's character spiral out of control while she tries to solve the case of Megan's disappearance. She portrays the character's dependency on alcohol and how it affects her memory accurately.

One of the most impressive performances in the movie comes from Haley Bennett, who plays Megan Hipwell. Megan is not just a victim but a pivotal character in the plot. Haley Bennett did an excellent job adding depth to Megan's character, who struggles with her past and the present.

The acting of the supporting cast is equally impressive. Rebecca Ferguson plays Anna Watson, Rachel's ex-husband's second wife, who reveals different perspectives of Rachel's character. Justin Theroux plays Tom Watson, Rachel's ex-husband, who is a deceptively complex character, and Luke Evans plays Megan's husband, Scott Hipwell.

The Girl on the Train's director, Tate Taylor, artfully uses the train journey as a metaphor for Rachel's journey. The train represents how Rachel's life is stuck in the past; it never moves, reflecting Rachel's emotional state. Also, the cinematography of the movie is beautiful, with shots of the train traveling along the scenic Hudson River.

The Girl on the Train is a movie about the complex and intertwined lives of four women who are struggling to find happiness. The film explores themes of addiction, trauma, obsession, and the dynamics of romantic relationships, all of which provoke thought and tap into universal experiences.

In conclusion, The Girl on the Train is a must-watch for thriller fans, especially those who loved the book. It's a heart-wrenching, intense, and brilliantly executed story that will keep viewers glued to their seats. Emily Blunt's performance is phenomenal, and the supporting cast is excellent, making this movie a must-watch.

The Girl on the Train is a 2016 thriller. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.5 and a MetaScore of 48.

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