It's Blood on the Tracks for The Girl on the Train

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When relationships dissolve, there is often friction between perspectives: Which partner crossed the line?

Emily Blunt

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Add a murder and a woman struggling with drinking-related blackouts, and you’ve got a recipe for a mystery in which the main character tries to unravel a “whodunnit?” where the answer increasingly seems to be herself. Emily Blunt (pictured) plays Rachel, the titular girl on the train, from which she obsessively spies on the happy life of her ex-husband, his new wife and child, and their nanny. When said nanny turns up missing the same day that Rachel wakes up from a blackout covered in blood, Rachel engages in a dangerous game — infiltrating the life she was forced to leave behind in the hopes of figuring out what really happened. Sexy suspects abound: Was the murderer Luke Evans as the nanny’s brutish husband? Justin Theroux as Rachel’s long-suffering ex? Edgar Ramírez as a too-involved therapist? Or was it the girl on the train? THE WORD: The fim’s big twist makes surprising sense and acts as an emphatic warning about the dangers of losing time to the bottle. COMING TO: Home Video

Last modified: July 27, 2017