Updated: Jul 5, 2018
"I imagine she's a painter. She's creative. He's a doctor or an architect. He has a good laugh. She can't cook. I wonder what they say to each other before they go to sleep." -Rachel Watson, The Girl on The Train
Well, it's definitely a slow-burn thriller.
However, someone needs to be giving Emily Blunt an Oscar Nomination(Y'all know when Fences comes out in a couple months, and Viola going to snatch that trophy).
Rachel Watson (Emily Blunt) watches a couple, Scott and Megan, from the window of her train every day. One day, Rachel sees that Megan is stepping out on Scott. Then Megan went missing and feared to be dead. Bridled with loads of personal demons she is unable to trust her own memory and begins her own investigation. Police soon suspect that Rachel may have been more than a just bystander.
Rachel was going through it. By the end, I was going through it. But, my god, did it take forever to get there.
The way everything came together and was revealed in the end, had me shook. The Girl On The Train, had me guessing who was the culprit all throughout the movie. I think I had circled through the whole cast, twice! That bartender who gave Rachel a drink, who was in the film for all of a minute, he did it! That train conductor, who you never saw, they did it! The random extra on the street, they did it! It really kept me guessing, and for it to play out the way it did was absolutely phenomenal.
And there's Emily Blunt. There's this scene where she breaks down, and it's one of the best moments of the film, regarding acting. All throughout the movie, Emily is completely committed to her role as Rachel and makes the watchers feel the pain, frustration, anger, and confusion for and with her.
Look, I love a good twisted, complicated, slow-burn thriller, but it didn't need all of that to be good. There were a couple times when I confused as to what was going on. They do play with time, with the use of flashbacks, a lot during this movie, so it's something to be aware of. You just have to make sure you have to pay a lot of attention, for the whole movie, even as hard as they may make it sometimes.
FLOOR OR DOOR?
Should it have been left on the cutting room floor or should you be running out the door to see it?
But, you can take your time to put on your shoes, let the car warm up a little, there's no real rush to see it(but you still definitely should see it.)