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Sunday, October 23, 2016

The Girl on the Train (Directed by: Tate Taylor; Based on the novel by Paula Hawkins)

The Girl on the Train is the story of Rachel Watson's life post-divorce. Every day, she takes the train to New York, and every day the train passes by her old house. The house she lived in with her husband, who still lives there, with his new wife and baby. As she attempts to not focus on her pain, she starts watching a couple who live a few houses down - Megan and Scott Hipwell. She creates a wonderful dream life for them in her head, about how they are a perfect, happy family. And then one day, as the train passes, she sees something shocking, filling her with rage. The next day, she wakes up with a horrible hangover, various wounds and bruises, and no memory of the night before. She has only one feeling: something bad happened. Then come the TV reports: Megan Hipwell is missing. Rachel becomes invested in the case and tries to find out what happened to Megan, where she is, and what exactly was she up to that same night Megan went missing.

Starring: Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Edgar Ramírez, Laura Prepon, Allison Janney, Lisa Kudrow, Lana Young

My thoughts on this film: I have never read the book, but I must say that I found the movie bitterly disappointing.
It was devoid of any imagination, life or characters worth caring for.
Looking worse for wear and giving her all, Emily Blunt tries desperately to elevate the film around her in her portrayal of hard drinking and divorced Rachel - who is our film's focus -, but despite her commitment and dedication, Rachel is not an overly appealing character and remains hard to watch for most of the film.
So uninspired and boring, I will say that you can afford to miss this one train!

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