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The Girl on the Train: this adaptation skirts close to derailment

The Girl on the Train: this adaptation skirts close to derailment

In The Girl on the Train, Rachel (Blunt), who is devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasising about the seemingly ideal 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.

You can check out Blunt's performance in The Girl on the Train this Friday, October 7th, in a theater near you.

If you travel by train, you'll most likely never think of your commute in the same way or at least be made more aware. A poet once wrote "life is all.but one fleeting glance", and so it is for "The Girl on the Train" who rides Metro-North every day on her way into the city, looking out at the neighborhood where she used to live and musing about one good-looking couple, the young wife in particular. However, in her drunken states, she often ends up excessively calling and texting them or actually at their house. Blunt's character, Rachel, becomes a suspect. How lovely they are. But what Rachel believes and reality clash one day when she sees something odd. She is hurt and angry at Megan for shattering her image of their flawless relationship. What should be an intriguing mystery soaked in the criss-crossing perspectives of three damaged women becomes a character study kept in motion by lifeless cogs. She is an unreliable narrator, obviously, but that is built into the story - Rachel doesn't even trust her version of events, since she's a blackout drunk, relying on others to piece together the details of whatever mess she's gotten herself into. Taylor makes the mistake of treating a fast-moving story like Scripture; here we have another book adaptation that is more concerned with the audience for the book than the audience for the movie.

The Girl on the Train: this adaptation skirts close to derailment

All of the characters of the film are very troubled and emotionally traumatized for various reasons. (Flynn's book is the more interesting and clever of the two, but they both get the job done.) Now the movie of "Girl on the Train" is here, right smack in the 2014 "Gone Girl" movie slot, and there's a lot to recommend it, most notably a quavering, magnetic central performance by Emily Blunt. Emily draws sympathy from the audience and keeps us hooked throughout the film. Make up your own mind about this one, ladies and gents. "But it also was kind of surreal doing certain scenes with him as well".

It's a film that doesn't quite understand the concept of show, don't tell. It is definitely worth going to see. Is The Girl on the Train a worthy adversary? But when "Girl" reaches its final act, the storytelling gets more basic. I haven't read Paula Hawkins' best-selling novel, but assume that what works as atmospheric prose on the page hasn't translated well to the big screen, especially in the film's plodding first hour.

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