The Girl On The Train - Film Review

"There's something comforting about the sight of strangers safe at home" - Paula Hawkins, The Girl On The Train

little while ago I did a review post of the book The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins, and I loved it. Now the problem then lies that the film won't live up to expectation; that it won't be quite as good as the book was.





This film however, directed by Tate Taylor, was incredible, sticking almost exactly to the narrative of the novel. It sees Rachel in a New York setting rather than London but with Emily Blunt keeping her English accent it very much makes it feel British despite the other American characters. In some ways this English Rachel isolated in New York makes her appear all the more vulnerable and lost, adding to the chaos and confusion of the film.

Emily Blunt's pure talent shone through as she played the whole unemployed alcoholic Rachel without any slip ups whilst Justin Theroux is the perfect candidate to play Tom, he looks the part as well as portraying his character impeccably well.

This film has received quite a lot of mixed reviews, some people not liking the change in setting and some feeling that it was over dramatised. However, it is definitely worth a watch, I can't fault it and, being such a big fan of the novel itself, that's a pretty impressive statement from me.