Disclaimer: This movie review is mine alone and does not reflect the views of AllGames.
Introduction to The Girl on the Train - A Ms. H Movie Review
I saw The Girl on The Train movie when it was playing in the movie theaters. This movie is now available on Amazon.com. If you are interested in watching The Girl on the Train, you can simply click on the Amazon link to the right on the Allgames.com website and order it for $7.99 to buy or $5.99 to rent. There is a book out by the same name. Just so you know, I will be reviewing the movie version of The Girl on the Train -- not the book.
Twists and Turns in The Girl on The Train
When you first watch The Girl on the Train, you may think that the woman on the train, played by Emily Blunt is simply admiring and in a way envying the other woman who she can see in a house from her seat in the train. She is watching as if she wished she was the woman who was seemingly happy. However, as the movie unfolds, you will find out there is much more involved with the woman who is being watched as well as the woman doing the watching. There is a scene in the movie when she leaves the train, and appears to be chased by a man on the train. During this sequence, events become hazy. Spoiler Alert: As the movie progresses, this is the point where she begins to remember the events of a crime that took place.
Connection of the Girl on the Train and the other Woman
It is not clear to me how she moved from being a passenger on the train to actually being in the presence of the woman who she was watching who was in the house as she rode the train. However, at some point they have a face to face and there is evidence of someone having an affair. The enigma here is it is not so much the affair that is at the center of the story, but the crime that took place and how another character tried to cover it up using Emily Blunt's character as a way to disguise who did the crime. As you watch this movie, you may notice that Emily Blunt's character does not seem to have her wits about her, and looks like she can be easily influenced to believe something that really didn’t happen since she, unfortunately indulges in alcohol as well. The clincher here is her memory is foggy until something happens to trigger her recollection of exactly what happened and how.
Performance of Emily Blunt in The Girl on the Train
I think Emily Blunt put on a believable performance in her role as a sad person as well as one who would be vulnerable to believe what someone tells her, even though it is not true. She not only acted the part, but she looked the part as well. This movie may be worth a second look for me, personally, to determine if she remained in this frame of mind all the time, or did she realize that sometimes, and I quote “the grass is not always greener on the other side.”
Assessment of The Girl on the Train
Sometimes a movie does not adequately convey what a book does. I have not read the book; however, I think the author may have provided more details that may not have been brought forth in the movie. My main take-away from the movie was the sadness of the character, but maybe she had other redeeming qualities. Or maybe the unraveling of the crime that took place should have been focused on. All I know is as I look back on the movie, I remember the overwhelming sadness of Emily Blunt’s character more so than anything else about the movie. When you see the movie, your takeaway, of course may be different.
Rating of The Girl on the Train
Based on a rating of 1 to 5 stars with 5 stars being the highest, I rate the Girl on the Train 2 stars.