Where to even begin…
The Girl on the Train… This movie adaptation was just so… so dull. Honestly I wasn’t even expecting much because this is The Girl on the Train we’re talking about (not the most action packed book out there) but the sheer bordom I felt when watching this movie much have been at a record level.
The magic I had discovered on the pages of the book somehow failed to transcend to the screen even though the movie was so true to the book. I don’t think it was enough to just take what was in the book and shove it onto the screen. The Girl on the Train is a psychological book and that means a lot of the time was spent on the three main character’s actual thought processes; the addiction, the guilt, the thills, the paranoia. In the movie so much of this just got lost somewhere and try as they might this cast of actors just failed to do justice to the book’s characters.
On the positive side I love how true the movie was to the book like I mentioned previously especially how they kept the different POV’s and time periods separate. Another plus; the occasional cringe-worthy sex scenes were enough to give me a few seconds of reprieve from the bordom I was drowning in. (Moving on 🙈).
I can’t even talk about this movie without feeling cheated somehow; I went in expecting not much but enough to have me leave feeling utterly disappointed. I mean in the book the ending was such a shocker but in the movie it was so glaringly obvious I actually slapped my forehead with the ridiculousness of it all (okay I’m exaggerating but my cousin (who hasn’t read the book) said she wasn’t shocked at all by the ending). Inevitably I couldn’t stop myself from comparing this to Gone Girl which was such a success in my opinion, where could this movie have gone so wrong?
My Rating: ⭐⭐ (because Emily Blunt)
Have you watched the movie? What do you think?
The Girl on the Train
Director: Tate Taylor
Rating: Rated R | Time: 112 mins
Genres: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Cast: Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Harley Bennet…
Studio: Universal Pictures
Imdb: 6.7/10 | Rotten Tomatoes: 43%
Rachel, devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until one morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes entangled in the mystery that
unfolds. Based on Paula Hawkins’ bestselling novel.