The Girl on the Train Movie

The Girl on the Train: Novel The Girl on the Train has no Monica but movie has

The Girl on the Train is a mystery thriller drama film based on the 2015 novel of the same name. The film is produced by Marc Platt and DreamWorks Pictures and it stars Emily Blunt and Rebecca Ferguson in lead roles. It is a female centric film as the main protagonists are two females related to the same person.

It is the story of an alcoholic wife who loses her husband to her mistress. Emily Blunt is playing Rachel Watson, the alcoholic wife and Rebecca Ferguson is Anna Watson, former mistress and present wife of Tom Watson played by Justin Theroux. It is an emotional drama where two women are shown in conflict due to their ego and emotions. But the story also has suspense when Rachel is made party to investigation to a missing person.


Tom Watson has an illicit affair with his mistress Anna and cheats on her wife Rachel to get Anna. Rachel catches them in an uncompromising position and divorces her husband but she couldn’t divorce her past that keeps haunting her every now and then. She loses her job due to alcoholism but keeps travelling from her flat to London as if she is going on job.

All through the journey, she keeps looking out of the train and thinking about her past. She is also impressed and motivated by the family life of one her neighbors, Scott and Megan Hipwell. One day, she finds that Mega is missing and the police are searching her. She is somehow involved in the missing of Megan and the things become troublesome for her. There mysteries over mysteries in the story. It seems that the writer wants to say that no-one has perfect relationship.

The movie is written by Erin Cressida Wilson and directed by Tate Taylor. Writer has ensured that the story remains similar to the characters of the novel even the names are kept similar. Watching the movie will be like reading the novel.

The Girl on the Train first look and poster

The poster reflects mystery and suspense. It is black and divided into two halves by a railway line. The left half has name of the movie and the right half has face of Rachel Watson. She is looking at someone from behind the railway line. The poster has a bookish look because it is based on a novel. It looks like cover of the novel the movie is based upon.

Why watch the movie?

Those who like reading novels will certainly like the movie as it is the movie version of the novel. Another reason for watching the movie is its family orientation. It is the story of a devoted and caring wife, cheating husband and his illicit love affair.


• In the story, Rachel takes train to London but the movie is shot in New York
• Emily Blunt played the role of chubby Rachel without padding due to her pregnancy
• Haley Bennett replaced Kate Mara and Margot Robbie for the role of Megan
• A character Monica is created for the movie

Directed – Tate Taylor
Produced – Marc Platt
Starring – Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans,
Allison Janney, Édgar Ramírez, Lisa Kudrow, Laura Prepon
Release dates – September 20, 2016 (Leicester Square), October 7, 2016 (United States)

The Girl on the Train Movie



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