The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train

DVD - 2017
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Rachel is unemployed and devastated by a recent divorce. She fills her time with drinking, riding the commuter train, and fantasizing about a seemingly perfect couple the train passes by every day. Then one morning, Rachel sees something shocking that unravels her and entangles her in an unfolding mystery.


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Nov 26, 2020

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Nov 09, 2020

Slow and confusing at the beginning which caused me to rewind a fair bit and I almost gave up on watching it. When I did finish I realized there was no need for all my rewinding because all the fragments are neatly reformed into a beautiful crafted suspense thriller. Emily Blunt was tremendous and played an alcoholic with bleak realism. I'm intimately familiar with what happens when an otherwise successful and attractive woman succumbs to alcoholism and Emily's portrayal was superb.

Mar 21, 2020

I really enjoyed reading Paula Hawkin's book first. I am equally impressed with the film adaption and the excellent acting in this suspense thriller. You will be surprised to see, among Emily Blunt, many familiar faces and some terrific cameos. Greatness!

Feb 23, 2020

Decent thriller. Keeps you guessing but an ok watch from me.

loonylovesgood Jan 24, 2020

It had been a long time since I read the book so I had forgotten most of the details. Therefore, I was kept on the edge of my seat for most of this movie. I liked the imagery and acting, Emily Blunt was very good.

Oct 09, 2019

I ended up ffwding to the end to get closure. Crazy people doing crazy things.

Sep 28, 2019

The movie is confusing at first because the two blonde women look similar, and almost every male actor has the same color hair. It jumps around from time to time in the beginning also. But I liked the twist that came later.
Has a lot of sex and alcohol drinking. Some nudity and violence too.

Aug 28, 2019

The Girl on the Train is an exciting thriller about a woman named Rachel, who watches the same couple at their home from the train she takes every morning and night, until one day she sees something that will change her life the lives of everyone involved. I really enjoyed this book because the storyline was fast paced and very interesting, with many small and large twists that you won’t see coming. Another aspect of this book that makes it so exciting is the unreliable narrator, who can’t remember what happened or can’t trust the memories she has, which makes the story much more suspenseful. I would recommend this book to anyone 15 or over who is into suspense and mystery books, and I would rate this book 10/10 stars. @bookaholic of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

May 25, 2019

I read the book before seeing the video; my wife had not. The movie was so confusing, I had to "pause" the playback half a dozen times to explain to her what was going on. The book's time changes were difficult enough to keep track of: in the movie they were incomprehensible.Too bad the locale was changed from the London suburbs to somewhere along the coast in the USA, necessitating an American cast, who are seldom as accomplished actors as their Brit counterparts. (And why does the heroine have a British accent???)
As usual, the book was better.

May 14, 2019

Creepy and intense. Brilliant acting by Emily Blunt as Rachel. Without spoiling the end- the villain was the villain, but the most despicable character in the movie was Megan. Any scene with her in it made my skin crawl. No sure if this was intended.

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Feb 23, 2020

Sexual Content: Sexual content and nudity

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Moments of intense violence.

Sexual Content: Nudity and sex scenes.

Violence: It is a murder mystery so, yeah, there is some violence.

Coarse Language: Colorful metaphors here and there.


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Jul 11, 2017

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Feb 23, 2020

Rachel: He posted another picture of the baby. It was a cute picture.

Cathy: Yeah?

Rachel: Yup.

Cathy: Facebook and drunk ex-wives do not make good friends.


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