I’m always in two minds about movies based on books. Usually, if I’ve read the book first, I find it very difficult to disassociate from the written word so I enjoy the movie a lot less. If I watch the movie first, strangely I’ll probably enjoy the book more, as I spend a lot less time imagining the characters – what they look like or how they sound – and the book ends up feeling like a “behind the scenes” for the movie I’ve already watched.
I’ll be honest though, never have I encountered a situation between those two, until The Girl on the Train, which I am legitimately about halfway through reading. So I’m in a uniquely strange situation where I know enough about the story to make the trailer very interesting, but I don’t know all the twists yet, or how it ends. And The Girl on the Train definitely has some twists. Told from multiple perspectives, the story mainly follows Rachel (Emily Blunt), a woman devastated by her recent divorce. Rachel spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until one morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds. Check out the trailer below:
That certainly gives off a Gone Girl kind of vibe doesn’t it? I’m very intrigued by this teaser trailer, Emily Blunt is definitely stretching her acting muscles, and showing us yet another side of her multi-faceted acting range. The rest of the cast look solid as well, so I’ll be interested to see where this goes. My only dilemma is whether I should finish the book first or not!
Based on Paula Hawkins’ bestselling novel, The Girl on the Train is directed by Tate Taylor (The Help, Get on Up) and stars Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Allison Janney, Edgar Ramirez, Lisa Kudrow and Laura Prepon.
Last Updated: April 21, 2016