The Girl on the Train retells the story of a divorcee who becomes entangled in a missing person investigation. Starring Emily Blunt, the film is based on the NY Times Bestseller of the same name, written by Paula Hawkins.
The brilliant director Tate Taylor, who brought us The Help & The Winter’s Bone, does not disappoint with this latest film, The Girl on The Train.
If you read the book, you will enjoy the movie. Haley Bennet is perfectly cast as Megan and Justin Theroux shines as charismatic Tom Watson. But this movie belongs to Emily Blunt who is fantastic in her role as the tortured Rachel.
If you didn’t read the book, I think you will love the film even more. Without knowledge of the complicated connections of the characters, the movie plays out well, keeping you guessing from beginning to end.
Lisa Erdman is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association. Her weekly movie reviews appear on Fox 26 KNPN. You can follow her for movie reviews & news @take2review on all social media.