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The Girl on the Train (2016)

Due to university assignments this is my first ‘review’ for a while, in between this work I knew I definitely had to write about this because I loved it (even if this review isn’t my best). I hope you enjoy it! 

Despite numerous promotional videos on Facebook, I hadn’t even seen the trailer for this until a few days before we saw it in the cinema. As soon as I did however, I was so excited to see it.

Directed by Tate Taylor and with Emily Blunt at the forefront, it looked scary, thrilling and intriguing. Based on the novel by Paula Hawkins, the plot follows a young troubled woman who is dealing with her now divorced status. As the film continues,  you see Rachel (Emily Blunt), catch the train everyday to go past the house she used to share with her husband. Fascinated by her husbands new life with his mistress and the neighbours who live beside them, Rachel gets caught up in a missing persons investigation blinded by her alcoholism, she struggles to remember what happened, battling with illusion and reality.

(Short synopsis but I don’t want to ruin it for those who have yet to see it-no spoilers here!)

Supported by a brilliant cast- Justin Theroux (Tom), Haley Bennett (Megan), Laura Prepon (Cathy) and Allison Janney (Detective Riley) the film is incredibly puzzling, mysterious, sleek and with a brilliant shock twist at the end, I would recommend this to everyone. I loved every minute of it, undeniably it is the type of film you need to concentrate on, but it’s worth every minute of its duration.

Emily Blunt herself is spectacular showing a brilliant dramatic character, very different to other films I have personally seen her in.

I can’t wait to see this again.

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— AW