At the Movies: The Girl on the Train
Rachel passes the same houses day in and day out as she rides the train. She watches the activity at one house in particular and, when she notices something suspicious, reports it. Because of her background, though, her statement is doubted. She decides to do some investigating of her own and puts her life in danger.
THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN by Paula Hawkins was a huge hit last year and a highly anticipated movie version of it was made pretty quickly. I’d heard some pretty mediocre things about the movie but decided to see it anyway. It’s been almost two years since I read the book but, from what I remember, The Girl on the Train was pretty faithful to it. I liked the movie but can’t say that I loved it. After watching it, though, I wondered if those who haven’t read the book would understand some of the intricacies of the plot because I found it a little confusing at times. I thought the acting was fine but not particularly stellar. This is a movie I’d recommend watching at home after you’ve read the book.