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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 & 10 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

7 October 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La chica del tren  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,536,265, 9 October 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$75,395,035

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$173,185,859
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The novel debuted at No. 1 on The New York Times Fiction Best Sellers of 2015 list and remained in the top position for fifteen weeks, thirteen of which were consecutive. The book had sold more than 3 million copies in the United States alone as of July 2015. See more »

Goofs

When Rachel is filming on her cellphone, she does in horizontal way. When she looks at the recording it's like it was done in vertical way. See more »

Quotes

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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.
[Rachel sees a woman on her back porch in the morning]
Rachel: I don't know when exactly, I suppose I ...
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Soundtracks

I Don't Get It
Written by Margo Timmins and Michael Timmins
Performed by Cowboy Junkies
Courtesy of Sony Music Canada
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Well done, complex mystery
19 February 2017 | by See all my reviews

Well, I enjoyed this movie to the point I would watch it again to catch some of the nuances you miss during first viewing. The story is a bit complicated with several couples in overlapping relationships, but that makes it interesting. The actors are all good with real responses to the surprise events. Unveiling the main character's, Rachel, story in drunken snippets adds to the tension. Some other reviewers complain about plot points that don't make sense but, in some cases, it's because the reviewer did not understand the plot and the inter-relationships of the characters. Special credit to Emily Blunt and Haley Bennet for portraying the angst in their personal situations.


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