Film 12 – The Girl on the Train -112 minutes – 15

Director – Tate Taylor

Main Cast

  • Emily Blunt
  • Haley Bennett
  • Rebecca Ferguson
  • Justin Theroux
  • Luke Evans
  • Edgar Ramirez
  • Alison Janney


Having read the original book, written by Paula Hawkins I was unsure about watching the film, films so often don’t live up to the book, and this is a really good read, it keeps you gripped until the very end.  The book is set in England, the film in America, would that work?  Well yes, it does work and it works very well.  I knew the story but was still kept on tenterhooks waiting to see how the film would portray the events I’d read about.  A clever psychological thriller both the book and the film are well worth reading/watching.  It’s not a film for the faint hearted, there were a couple of ‘looking through the fingers’ moments but I’m very glad I did go along.  I was hoping to have a great chat with my cinema buddy Stella but she’d snoozed off at various times during the film, which did give us a relieving giggle once we both realised!

Will you learn anything?  Other than the fact that some books can translate well onto the big screen I’d say that’s a negative.

Did I cry?  Nope, I had a few sharp intakes of breath, but no tears

Will you cry?  That’s another no

Worth watching at the cinema?  Yes, I’d say so, the score is great as well as the acting and content, it sent Stella into a contented snooze




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