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  • Every day, divorcee Rachel Watson (Emily Blunt) takes the train into Manhattan and passes the house where ex-husband Tom (Justin Theroux) now lives with his new wife Anna Boyd (Rebecca Ferguson) and their infant daughter Evie. To distract herself, Rachel begins to focus on another couple, Megan (Haley Bennett) and Scott (Luke Evans) Hipwell, who live a few houses down and who seem to have the perfect marriage...until one day Megan goes missing, and it looks like Rachel, during an alcoholic blackout, may have had something to do with it. If only she could remember. Edit (Coming Soon)

  • The Girl on the Train is a 2015 novel by British author Paula Hawkins. The novel was adapted for the movie by American screenwriter Erin Cressida Wilson. Edit (Coming Soon)

  • The film is structured similar to how the book is written...bouncing back and forth in time from Rachel's story to Megan's story and to Anna's story. Because of this, viewers complain that the movie is hard to follow until the very end. Some even have had to see it twice before figuring it out. The book gives more background on the major characters and their relation to the plot, so reading the book first and familiarizing yourself with the background stories might be the better way to go. Edit (Coming Soon)

  • In a flashback, Megan is shown telling Tom that she's pregnant. Angrily, Tom tells Megan that, if the baby is his, she's to get rid of it, because he wants nothing to do with it. Megan threatens to reveal their affair, so Tom pushes her down, stomps on her face, bashes in her head with a rock, and buries her in the woods. In the present time, Tom attempts to convince Rachel that she's responsible for Megan's death, but Rachel isn't buying any of it. Tom tries to strangle her, but Rachel manages to break free and run into the backyard, taking a corkscrew with her. Watching from an upstairs window, Anna sees Tom attack Rachel and Rachel shove the corkscrew into Tom's neck, his blood spilling down his shirt. Anna comes out into the yard and walks over to Tom. Wordlessly, she twists the corkscrew deeper into his neck. Rachel and Anna are both taken in for questioning by the police, where they tell the same story: Rachel killed Tom in self-defense. In the final scene, Rachel sits on the commuter train to Manhattan, but this time she sits on the opposite side of the car and tells herself that she no longer looks back because she is not the same girl she used to be. Edit (Coming Soon)

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