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.
Emily Blunt's confession in the Alcoholics Anonymous meeting was unrehearsed. Blunt's nervousness and discomfort is completely genuine. See more »
When we see the train from the window of the white villa, passing on the track way beyond the garden, it is obvious that the distance is too great for anybody to be able to identify any faces at all - for instance the therapist on the balcony. The view as seen with Rachel's eyes from the train window, is greatly enlarged, as if it was seen though binoculars. See more »
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]
I don't know when exactly, I suppose I ...
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A good solid thriller you don't get to see that often any more, at least not from a big production with stars acting.
It's hard not to give away any spoiler about what is going on so I will keep this very short.
The butler did it!
I kid, I kid.
The movie is about a woman who is not at the best time of her life, who notices something outside the train she is riding. From then on it goes on a roller-coaster (sorry) of emotions and information for the viewer. It manages to keep you on your toes about what is going on and doesn't let go till the end as with all good thrillers.
It's a solid movie that while it has some points it is trying to make that could be seen in a negative way, it still manages to entertain.
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