The Girl on the Train (2016)

Jonesing For Films

It seems like there has been an uptick in adaptations of popular, adult themed novels being turned into films in recent years.  Gone Girl was the peak of these films.  The Girl on the Train may not be the nadir, but it is on the fast track (pun intended) to it. Boasting a strong cast and released at the same time of year as Gone Girl was to no doubt drawn comparisons, The Girl on the Train is definitely not Gone Girl, and wastes the talent of its cast.

Every day, Rachel (Emily Blunt) rides the train from her home to New York City and back.  Every day she passes houses and catches a glimpse into the lives of the people who live there.  Two houses catch her eye more than the others that she sees.  One is home to two people she believes to be deeply in love based on…

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