The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train is a psychological thriller based on the 2015 book of the same name by Paula Hawkins.  I didn’t read the book, but people were commenting how quickly the movie followed the book, and yes, it does seem to be very fast.


The movie is made in America.  In South Africa houses along the railway lines are usually small, poky places with sub-economic type residents.  Directed by Tate Taylor, this is much more glamorous than it would be here.

It is the story of three women, Rachel Watson, (Emily Blunt) an alcoholic; Anna Watson, (Rebecca Ferguson) the new wife of Rachel’s ex-husband, Tom (Justin Theroux);  and Megan Hipwell, (Haley Bennet) the wife of Scott Hipwell (Luke Evans), neighbours of the Watsons.  One other character is important, Dr Kamal Abdic (Edgar Ramirez).

Rachel Watson witnesses something from the window of the train and shortly thereafter Megan goes missing, presumed to be dead.

I found the movie to be ok.  Not a must-see, but not a bad way to while away two hours.

I give it 6/10.



About moirads

Clergy person, theatre and music lover, avid reader, foodie. Basically, I write about what I do, where I go and things I love (or hate).
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