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The Girl on the Train (2016)

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A divorcee becomes entangled in a missing persons investigation that promises to send shockwaves throughout her life.

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 3 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Dr. Kamal Abdic (as Édgar Ramírez)
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Storyline

The Girl on the Train is the story of Rachel Watson's life post-divorce. Every day, she takes the train in to work in New York, and every day the train passes by her old house. The house she lived in with her husband, who still lives there, with his new wife and child. As she attempts to not focus on her pain, she starts watching a couple who live a few houses down -- Megan and Scott Hipwell. She creates a wonderful dream life for them in her head, about how they are a perfect happy family. And then one day, as the train passes, she sees something shocking, filling her with rage. The next day, she wakes up with a horrible hangover, various wounds and bruises, and no memory of the night before. She has only a feeling: something bad happened. Then come the TV reports: Megan Hipwell is missing. Rachel becomes invested in the case and trying to find out what happened to Megan, where she is, and what exactly she herself was up to that same night Megan went missing.

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Based on the novel that shocked the world See more »


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Rated R for violence, sexual content, language and nudity | See all certifications »

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7 October 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La chica del tren  »

Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$24,536,265 (USA) (7 October 2016)

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$75,311,445 (USA) (16 December 2016)
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Trivia

Emily Blunt was at the beginning stage of pregnancy at the start of filming. She kept this a secret from the cast and crew except for her friend, co-star Justin Theroux. Director Tate Taylor only found out of the case towards the end of filming when filming a scene of Rachel showering, he noticed that her bump was bigger than it was before and went to confront her whether if she had withheld information that was privy to him. Blunt eventually had to reveal it to Taylor and he also agreed to keep it secret. By the time filming ended in February 2016, she was in her fifth month of pregnancy. See more »

Goofs

When Tom, Anna and Evie take the selfie in the beginning of the movie, they use the wrong type of camera, and they also neglect to disable the rear flash. See more »

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Rachel: [narrating] My husband used to tell me I have an overactive imagination. I can't help it. I mean, haven't you ever been on a train and wondered about the lives of the people who live near the tracks? The lives you've never lived. These are things I want to know. Twice a day, I sit in the third car from the front where I have the perfect view into my favorite house: Number 15, Beckette Road.
[seeing a woman on her back porch in the morning]
Rachel: I don't know when exactly, I suppose I ...
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Twisted
Written by London Thor and Travis Howard
Performed by London Thor
Courtesy of Dirt Heel Music
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Twisty turny brilliance
8 February 2017 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

An avid movie watcher with high standards but this is the first time I felt compelled to write a review. I occasionally browse over reviews once I finish a movie to see what others thought, and maybe be filled in on subtle details I may have missed.

I was however disgusted reading a variety of reviews here of shallow minded people that not only put pieces of the puzzle incorrectly together, but couldn't appreciate the superb performance of the main roles.

**Don't listen reviews saying "The book was better** Rarely can a movie pack the punch of a book with hundred's of pages into 2 hour movie. To those that haven't read the book, we couldn't care less about details being changed in the movie.

It takes a while to get into the movie being that perspective's of multiple roles are shown to give full context. but it all gets neatly wrapped up for a climax at the end. Usually I like to pick apart flaws and poor acting but this was all believable and satisfying. It's a drama/mystery/thriller so you wont be finding any sunshine and butterflies here. Dark and sad is the theme.


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