Director :  Tate Taylor

Producer : Marc Platt

Cast : Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Allison Janney, Édgar Ramírez, Lisa Kudrow

Genre : Thriller/Drama

Release Date : 23 December, 2016

Music Director :  Danny Elfman

Awesome-o-metre : 7.6/10


Emily Blunt is Rachel a recently divorced alcoholic who spends her days riding the train past her former house envious of the seemingly perfect couple who live there but one day, she sees something that entangles her in a murder mystery.

Ever had that feeling where you saw something and then after thinking about it, you are no longer sure that’s what you saw? Excluding when you smoke weed, have you ever seen something you could swear was real discover it was all a dream? That’s exactly what happened to Rachel because in her drunken state she kept having blackouts and seeing things.

Emily’s acting was spectacular because her portrayal of a crazy girl who was always wasted and out of her mind was very believable. When the movie started, we didn’t care about her much but as the movie progressed, she somehow managed to warm her way into our hearts and evoke compassion for her situation.

I must warn you however, that you will need to be patient and attentive when watching this film because you could miss one bit of information and get lost. Also, there was a lot of flash backs so you will need to keep up with the time lines and listen to the dialogue. At first it may seem like there was nothing happening but just be patient because at the end, everything is explained.

This movie further confirms my position that it is not everything you see that you talk. Sometimes (most times actually) it’s best to just shut up, face front and waka pass. If Rachel had just jejely sat in her house and mind her business, life will just go on in peace, but No, she had to talk and enter “One Chance”.

I will admit I haven’t read the book, but I am going to go out and look for it because from the movie, it seems like it will make a good read. The Girl On The Train is very good mystery and garners a 7.6/10 rating on my awesome-o-metre

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