Saturday, January 28

Movie Review: The Girl on the Train (2016)

Film Title: The Girl on the Train
Length: 1 hour and 52 mins
Released: 2016
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Rating: R
Where I Got It: Seen at theaters


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


**I totally forgot to share this review from months ago. Whoops**

Where to even begin?

First, I had no idea what I was getting myself into when I started this movie. My friend wanted to see it and I just went along with the ride. Nothing is better than watching a movie with no idea what the summary is or even what genre this is. It's an interesting feeling that is for sure. 

This movie is about a bunch of people who need serious mental help. Rachel has drinking issues and has an obsession problem. Megan is a nympho is uses sex to make herself feel better and to keep men in love with her. She feels that the only way to feel okay with herself if having men love her. Anna feels insecure about herself and her relationship, which is bound to happen when you marry the man who cheated on his previous wife with you. Tom is the husband who all these women are connected to. They really made him a character you pitied, but at the same time there is something off about him. Scott seems to have anger issues and is obsessed with Megan, his cheating wife. 

Rachel gets obsessed with watching Megan live her seemingly perfect life. That was the life she wanted. She gets on the train all day every day just to sit in her misery and watch Megan. Things happen and a big ol' mystery gets all these characters mixed up. 

This really did have me on the edge of my seat the whole time. This certainly impacted my brain and I was dying to see what was going to happen in the end. 

There were some super SLOWWWWWWWWWWWWW parts that annoyed me and really slowed down the pace of the story. There were also jumps in POV. Some of the switches were okay to understand what was going on and they needed something to fill the voids of Rachel sleeping off her drinking. However, I wished they would have focused more so on Rachel. I liked Megan and her story, but it didn't really fit with the story. It took away from some of the mystery. 

WHY IS RACHEL IS NOT IN PRISON!? Especially with the one thing that happened before the main story even took place? Why does Tom defend her? I don't get it. Maybe it is better explained in the book. It seemed....not realistic. If someone did that to me, I would press charges. 

I guessed the big "mystery" but I didn't expect HOW things would go down at the end. It was good and I clapped. Karma is certainly a vengeful bitch. It was good. But again, I think it is odd that the police were so nonchalant about it and took their word for what happened especially with Rachel's priors and issues. 

In the end, this was good. A few issues and plot-holes, but it was good. I do recommend watching this if you like psychological thrillers and mysteries. The ending was the best part of the movie. I do feel bad for Rachel especially when the secret and truth came out. Poor girl. Well...I felt bad for all of them except for the main baddie (that character got their karma back in tenfold). Out of five stars, I'll give this 3 stars.

Re-watch?: Yes. 


Blodeuedd said...

Eh,will watch it one day

Carole Rae said...

One day! :D

Anachronist said...

Read the book before you re-watch this one. The book might be not exactly good but it does explain most of your questions.

Carole Rae said...

Hmmmmm, I have been eyeballing the book. Maybe I shall.