Rachel Watson, devastated by her recent divorce, 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.
|Release Date||:||October 5, 2016|
|Genres||:||Drama, Romance, Thriller|
|Production Company||:||DreamWorks, Marc Platt Productions|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Writers||:||Paula Hawkins, Erin Cressida Wilson|
|Casts||:||Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Allison Janney, Edgar Ramírez, Lisa Kudrow, Darren Goldstein, Laura Prepon, Marko Caka, Lana Young, Frank Anello, Alexander Jameson, Mauricio Ovalle, Ross Gibby, Hannah Kurczeski, Gregory Morley, Guy Sparks, Sidney Beitz, Jalina Mercado, Athena Stuebe, Tod Rainey, Leilah Marie Giddens, Claire Manship, Danielle M. Williamson, Phil Oddo, Paul Galbraith, Jesse VanDerveer, Tim Wiencis, Kevin D. McGee, Kristina Nichole, Rachel Christopher, Eddie Sellner, Conor Hovis, Sergei Ashurov, Samantha Lee Johnson, Faith Logan, Doris McCarthy, Craig Moruzzi|
|Plot Keywords||:||based on novel, infidelity, alcoholism, memory loss, train, divorcee, missing person, police investigation, ex-husband ex-wife relationship|
I don't usually watch mystery thriller dramas - I generally only go to big budget action movies. I knew next to nothing going in about what this movie was about, which is probably the best way to go into this movie (so in this review I'm not going to discuss the plot at all, just how I felt about the movie - it's better this way). I knew Emily Blunt was in the movie and that it was based on a novel and that's really about this it. Despite all this, I actually liked this movie.
Who hasn't observed strangers from a distance and imagined our own life stories for them? What if we got lost in our own imagined thoughts and turned them into a dangerous obsession? It's an interesting premise on which to base a story.
The movie kept me guessing; it wasn't predictable. It had me feeling disturbed, engaged, sad, and cringing at the unfolding events. I guess this is exactly what you'd want from a mystery thriller.