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The Girl on the Train (2016)

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A divorcee becomes entangled in a missing persons investigation that promises to send shockwaves throughout her life.

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 3 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Dr. Kamal Abdic (as Édgar Ramírez)
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Cathy
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Detective Riley
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Martha
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Storyline

The Girl on the Train is the story of Rachel Watson's life post-divorce. Every day, she takes the train in to work in 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 child. 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 a feeling: something bad happened. Then come the TV reports: Megan Hipwell is missing. Rachel becomes invested in the case and trying to find out what happened to Megan, where she is, and what exactly she herself was up to that same night Megan went missing.

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Based on the thriller that shocked the world See more »


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Rated R for violence, sexual content, language and nudity | See all certifications »

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7 October 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La chica del tren  »

Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$24,536,265 (USA) (7 October 2016)

Gross:

$75,311,445 (USA) (16 December 2016)
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Trivia

The writer of the online article Rachel read's describing the discovery of Megan's body is "Elizabeth Roderick". Elisabeth "Betty" Broderick was an affluent suburban housewife convicted of murdering her ex-husband and his new wife. There are multiple similarities to the film: She was born in Eastchester, NY (the film takes place in Westchester, NY). Much like Rachel's husband in the film, her husband had an affair with an employee, whom he eventually divorced her for and married. He accused her of being mentally unstable. She would call repeatedly and harass the new couple, leaving hundreds of obscene and profanity-laden messages on Dan's answering machine. She ignored countless restraining orders forbidding her from setting foot on Dan's property and often showed up a their house uninvited and drunk. She vandalized his new home and even drove her car into the front door of his home despite the fact that their children were inside the house at the time. Ultimately, she entered the home one night, shooting them both to death. See more »

Goofs

When Tom, Anna and Evie take the selfie in the beginning of the movie, they use the wrong type of camera, and they also neglect to disable the rear flash. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Rachel: [narrating] My husband used to tell me I have an overactive imagination. I can't help it. I mean, haven't you ever been on a train and wondered about the lives of the people who live near the tracks? The lives you've never lived. These are things I want to know. Twice a day, I sit in the third car from the front where I have the perfect view into my favorite house: Number 15, Beckette Road.
[seeing a woman on her back porch in the morning]
Rachel: I don't know when exactly, I suppose I ...
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Written by Andrew Buckland
Performed by Claire Buckland and Andrew Buckland
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Emily Blunt worth an Oscar!
11 January 2017 | by (Tel-Aviv, Israel) – See all my reviews

I read some of the reviews here, and came with very low expectations to this movie, and WOW, what a pleasant surprise! Blunt gives here the show of her life, way above the level of acting in "edge of tomorrow". The story itself takes time to build but it all adds to the atmosphere, and finally you get a fair amounts of twists and turns. Bennett and Ferguson also acting very well, which all adds (to my opinion) to a great film. And to all the men that say it's a "men hating" film, I say that you really have a low self-confidence to come up with such a statement... I would risk to say it's one of my 2016 best films, and I will be surprised if Blunt will not be an Oscar nominee for this film.


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