Movie Review – The Girl on the Train (2016)


The Girl on the Train was a bestseller, but as one lady in the theater I went to blurted out after the film version was over, “the book was so much better.”

Usually, the phrase, “the book was so much better” comes across to me as so hipster-isn that I can’t stand it, but in this case I think that lady might have been right.

It’s an interesting mystery but there’s so much going on that it’s best to have all the info laid out there in a book for you.

Bookshelf Battle

There’s a girl.  There’s a train.

That’s it. Goodnight everybody.

Oh ok, I’ll write a review.

SPOILER ALERT.  “The Spoiler on the Blog.”

BQB here with a review of The Girl on the Train.

Rachel (Emily Blunt) is a booze fiend. Big time alcoholic. Loves the sauce. Mmm…drinky drinks get in my belly.

Every day she rides a train that passes by the homes of two couples that she’s unable to stop thinking about.

One couple is Megan (Haley Bennett) and Scott (Luke Evans).  They appear to live an idyllic life as happy lovers and remind her of the marriage she lost due to her alcoholism.

Ironically, she’s so depressed that her boozing destroyed her marriage that she can’t stop drinking.

SIDENOTE: Haley remains a Jennifer Lawrence doppleganger and has absconded with yet another part from J-Law. First The Magnificent Seven, now this.  3.5 readers, if you look like J-Law…

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