How many times have you been disappointed with a movie based on a book you’ve read and enjoyed? I think we can all agree that oftentimes the movie pales in comparison.
However, several weeks ago two friends and I saw The Girl on the Train, which we’d all read and liked. None of us knew what to expect from the movie, since we don’t always agree with written reviews.
We were pleasantly surprised at the film, and thought the acting was excellent. The movie closely follows the book, with minor details changed toward the end which does not affect the outcome. One difference is the setting. Rachel takes a train from a small outlying town to New York City rather than London. Again, no bearing on the story.
I think the casting is spot on. Emily Blunt captures the essence of Rachel in all her unreliable facets. Megan and Anna, played by Haley Bennet and Rebecca Ferguson are convincing as well. As a special treat, Allison Janney pops in as Detective Riley, who ends up on Rachel’s side.
My one criticism is the movie’s length. Like most movies I see, this could’ve been trimmed down ten or fifteen minutes. If you’d like a tempoprary escape from the world, I recommend this film for an entertaining ride.
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