Girl on the Train

Thriller keeps viewers guessing

Sara McRoberts, Reporter

Girl on the Train began as a novel written by Paula Hawkins, which was then adapted to the big screen, directed by Tate Taylor.
Emily Blunt plays Rachel and executes her portrayal of the character in an extremely believable way.
Rachel is an alcoholic, unemployed obsessive woman who takes a train every single day, passing her old home which she previously shared with her estranged ex-husband Tom, and is now the home of a couple she has been stalking.
The film begins with Rachel describing her obsession with the couple and how she fantasizes about them. She views the couple, Scott and Megan Hipwell, as the epitome of true love. She distracts herself from her failed marriage, inability to have a child, and overall unhappiness by becoming entangled in her delusions about the couple.
She becomes so enthralled in the couple’s lives that she notices Megan cheating outside her residence one day and Rachel falls apart.
Seeing this shreds Rachel’s idea of the Hipwells and reminds her of how her own husband betrayed her with his infidelity. As she obsessively thinks about what she had seen, her already fragile mental state completely obliterates.
A few days later, Megan Hipwell goes missing.
In a thickly woven web of lies, blackouts and false memories, this thriller keeps the viewer on the edge of his seat. I loved this movie, with its twists and turns, the way a single character cannot be relied on, and how it kept me questioning everything. I highly recommend this film to anyone who loves a movie that will shock them.

 The Girl on the Train (2016) on IMDb

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