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The Girl on the Train

  • 2016
  • R
  • 105min
  • 43%
  • 6.5 / 10

Following an acrimonious separation with her husband, bitter and alcoholic Rachel spends her day to day commute on a train where she thinks about the life led by her former husband and his current wife and daydreams about the seemingly unencumbered relationship of a couple whose house can be seen from the train. One morning, she sees something shocking and becomes embroiled in an enigma.

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The Girl on the Train premiered on September 20, 2016, at the Odeon Leicester Square in London. Following its theatrical stint, the film became a commercial success. It earned a total of $173 million against a production budget of $45-50 million. The Girl on the Train’s financial triumph did not mirror its audience and critics reception. The film was met with mixed reviews. Blunt particularly won acclaim for her performance. The film even earned her three nominations, including the British Academy Film Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, the Saturn Award for Best Actress, and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role. While Blunt was acclaimed, the film’s plot was reviewed negatively. IGN critic Terri Schwartz lamented on the film’s unnecessary complexity and predictability. Peter Travers of Rolling Stone also shared the same sentiment as Schwartz, saying that the film removed the novelty of twists present in the book.

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Based on British author Paula Hawkins’ psychological thriller debut novel of the same title, The Girl on the Train is a 2016 American mystery thriller drama film that revolves around a bitter, alcoholic, and jobless divorcee who inadvertently becomes under investigation for the whereabouts of a missing person. It was directed by Tate Taylor from a screenplay written by Erin Cressida Wilson. This taut film stars Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Allison Janney, Édgar Ramírez and Lisa Kudrow.