A mys­tery ride

Jamaica Gleaner - - ENTERTAINMENT -

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.

The Girl on the Train is an Amer­i­can mys­tery thriller di­rected by Tate Tay­lor and writ­ten by Erin Cres­sida Wil­son, based on Paula Hawkins’ 2015 de­but novel of the same name. The film stars Emily Blunt, Re­becca Fer­gu­son, Ha­ley Ben­nett, Justin Th­er­oux, Luke Evans, Al­li­son Jan­ney, Edgar Ramirez and Lisa Kudrow.

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