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The Girl on the Train (2016)

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A divorcee becomes entangled in a missing persons investigation that promises to send shockwaves throughout her life.

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Dr. Kamal Abdic (as Édgar Ramírez)
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Cathy
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Detective Riley
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Man in the Suit
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Martha
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Oyster Bar Woman (as Cleta E. Ellington)
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Storyline

The Girl on the Train is the story of Rachel Watson's life post-divorce. Every day, she takes the train in to work in New York, and every day the train passes by her old house. The house she lived in with her husband, who still lives there, with his new wife and child. As she attempts to not focus on her pain, she starts watching a couple who live a few houses down -- Megan and Scott Hipwell. She creates a wonderful dream life for them in her head, about how they are a perfect happy family. And then one day, as the train passes, she sees something shocking, filling her with rage. The next day, she wakes up with a horrible hangover, various wounds and bruises, and no memory of the night before. She has only a feeling: something bad happened. Then come the TV reports: Megan Hipwell is missing. Rachel becomes invested in the case and trying to find out what happened to Megan, where she is, and what exactly she herself was up to that same night Megan went missing.

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Rated R for violence, sexual content, language and nudity | See all certifications »

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7 October 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La fille du train  »

Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$24,536,265 (USA) (7 October 2016)

Gross:

$75,311,445 (USA) (16 December 2016)
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Trivia

Emily Blunt was first contacted by producer Marc Platt about the title role and only then went out to buy a copy of the book. Emily had appeared in Into the Woods (2014) co-produced by Platt. See more »

Goofs

The action in the tunnel takes place when it is dark but after that when Tom takes Meghan out to the woods, it is light out. See more »

Quotes

Rachel: I need to remember.
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Soundtracks

I Don't Get It
Written by Margo Timmins and Michael Timmins
Performed by Cowboy Junkies
Courtesy of Sony Music Canada
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Americanised version of a chilling, suspenseful tale
2 January 2017 | by (Switzerland) – See all my reviews

Taking a thoroughly English story and turning it into an American one always hurts the original tone. But the story is so rich and powerful that you can't really do too much damage.

I'd say the best part about the film is Emily Blunt. Even though she uses her own English accent in the movie, she sounds like someone who has lived in the US for quite some time, and it probably would have made more sense for her to have an American accent. If they changed the setting and all the other characters to American, why not do the same with the protagonist? That being said, she was absolutely perfect for the role. She was consistently sad and droopy and was perfectly convincing as the alcoholic, depressed Rachel.

The rest of the story played out as it did in the book. But the truth is, I couldn't put the book down, which doesn't happen very often. So apart from Blunt's acting, and the mysteries surrounding her character's blackout drinking during the night of a girl's murder, the film doesn't do too much for me.


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