The Girl on the Train
Director – Tate Taylor
Cast – Emily Blunt, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Alison Janney
Rating – 3.5/5
In ‘The Girl on the Train’ Emily plays the role of an alcoholic woman who is grappling with the condition of being an Alcoholic and her divorce from her ex husband tom.’The Girl on the Train’ is a psychological mystery thriller film based on the bestselling novel of the same name by British author Paula Hawkins.
Tate Taylor’s The Girl on the Train may be technically set in the Westchester suburb of Ardsley-on-Hudson, but its cocktail of commuter trains, marital infidelity and alcoholism make its proper setting Cheever Country.
It’s a well known fact that Emily Blunt is a terrific actress known for delivering power packed performances in all her movies. She is also known for her selection of diversified roles and detailed character study of each character she plays onscreen.
Tate Taylor is the unhappy, martini-stained lives of New York suburbanites have long been a rich vein for writers like John Cheever, Richard Yates and Paula Fox. The Girl on the Train is the trashier, paperback version. Its old-school title may suggest Hitchcock or maybe Fincher (who himself is remaking Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train). But Taylor’s film, disappointingly, is nowhere near the league of either. Instead, it’s closer to the kind of early ‘90s psychological thriller where bad things happen in slow motion and deadly instruments are drawn from kitchen drawers.
The character from the movie is totally different from her personality so in order to get into the skin of the character, Emily had also observed the mannerisms and the nuances of many Alcoholics apart from watching Intervention. Emily is once again back to enthrall us with her performance.