Saturday, October 15, 2016

Movie Review: Premiere Screening - The Girl On The Train

Movie/Film Review - The Girl On The Train
Rating : 3.5/5 *
Genre : Mystery/Thriller
Director : Tate Taylor
Produced by : Marc Platt
Screenplay by : Erin Cressida Wilson
Based on : The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins
Starring : Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Allison Janney, Edgar Ramirez, Laura Prepon and Lisa Kudrow
Production company : DreamWorks Pictures, Reliance Entertainment, Marc Platt Production
Distributed by : Universal Pictures
Release date : 6 October 2016
Running time : 1 hour 53 minutes
Country : United States
Language : English


Commuter Rachel Watson (Emily Blunt) catches daily glimpses of a seemingly perfect couple, Scott (Luke Evans) and Megan (Haley Bennett) from the window of her train. One day, Rachel witnesses something shocking unfold in the backyard of the strangers' home. Rachel tells the authorities what she thinks she saw after learning that Megan is now missing and feared dead. Unable to trust her own memory, the troubled woman begins her own investigation, while police suspect that Rachel may have crossed a dangerous line.

Theatrical Poster


If you love mystery, thriller drama and fan of adaptation film, then you've to watch this movie! This film has been released nationwide on October 6, 2016.

The Girl on the Train is a mystery thriller drama, based on the British 2015 debut novel of the same name. In this film we shall see Emily Blunt as a struggling alcoholic stars together with Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Allison Janney, Edgar Ramirez, Laura Prepon and Lisa Kudrow.

The book by Paula Hawkins had three strong female lead characters each telling their own miserable worldview of trying to live up to social standards of motherhood and marriage. The movie seems to have shorn most of the focus on character included every twist and turn, no matter how absurd.

While others might have torn apart on some film adaptations for not being anywhere near as great as the novels they are based on, for not having read the novel I have to say that as a film it is quite good. Eventhough the dull and slow pacing of this film made me feel slightly uncomfortable most of the way through. The film tries to makes you think too many things before the big reveal, which was ultimately effective, but not the greatest way. Too many puzzle and twists to get to that point.

Despite the critics have been complaining that this movie does not have the same suspense factor that it's novel had, I must say that Emily Blunt is fabulous before the story embraces it's inner 'Gone Girl'. I'd give 3.5/5 * because I felt that eventhough this movie isn't going to blow your mind but there's enough in it to enjoy a tense trip with some pretty strong performances especially Emily (well maybe because I adores her) who is incredibly amazing in her role and delivers it perfectly well. Against all odds, I had a great time watching it!

Premiere Screening

Emily Blunt as Rachel Watson

Luke Evans & Haley Bennett as Scott Hipwell & Megan Hipwell

Rebecca Ferguson & Justin Theroux as Anna Boyd & Tom Watson

Movie Trailer

The premiere screening is courtesy of UIP Malaysia. If you like my story, do follow me on InstagramFacebook and Twitter for more latest movie updates!

xoxo - aly

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