The Girl on the Train Movie Review

Posted April 6, 2017 by Whitney in movie review / 0 Comments

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The Girl on the Train is one of the few instances were the movie is better than the book. I did not like the book at all so why see the movie you ask? I’m a fan of Emily Blunt, she is so cute and I always feel she puts her all into every role she plays. Rachel was no exception.  She played the frumpy, alcoholic better than I had pictured and, unlike the book, actually cared what happened to her.

The negative for me was Haley Bennet. It was not her acting that bothered me, but the fact that she was nude throughout most of the movie. Was it really necessary for her to run naked from the bath to the yard? What did it add to the story, in a scene that would have been fine if she was fully clothed? Nothing. However, despite her lack of underwear, she did embody the character and was as I imagined Megan as well.

The conclusion was better conceived than Paula Hawkin’s original.  The book felt rushed, where as the movie gave the viewer more time to digest the reveal of who killed Megan and, while it could have been less bloody it was more satisfactory.

Overall, I thought The Girl on the Train was a good adaptation.  It might not be the best film ever made but it will hold your attention until the end.

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