So if you’re one of those people who hate spoilers then I suggest clicking out of this and watching the movie/reading the book. However if you don’t really care about that or you’ve seen one of the most talked about movies of 2017, The girl on the train, then take a seat my friend because I’m about to review the sh*t out of it.
Firstly can we all just agree that Emily Blunt is an absolute beauty. Her acting is so captivating and personally the way she embodies emotions when doing certain scenes is just so entrancing to watch. But I’m not here to review Emily Blunt i’m here to break down bit by bit how I knew exactly where that train was going.
Now I didn’t read the novel so I had no idea what I was getting myself into I had watched the trailer and thought “why not”. So fast forward about a quarter of the way into the movie and Rachel says something along the lines of “The memory doesn’t fit with the reality, because I don’t remember anger, raging fury. I remember fear.” When talking about her abrupt outburst towards her husband that eventually lead them to their divorce.
This was the first “bingo” moment for me, this was a huge clue, as Rachel had previously a couple scenes beforehand spoke about “Blacking out”. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that the mental manipulation of a drunk and very vulnerable person is easy to do.
The second big bingo moment was when Megan Hipwell the beautiful,and very cunning blonde that had the perfect life. Skipped off into the woods to have sex with who everyone else thought was her therapist.
For me I knew straight away that it wasn’t her therapist, for one simple reason, she walked right back inside after having been out in the woods with him. I figured the person that she was having an affair with would have to be within a very close proximity for them to ever so causally stroll off. This was also later confirmed for me when she drove to the therapist house, he lived in a very suburban area and clearly quite some distance from her place.
The third and final bingo moment was the look on Annas face (Toms new wife) when Rachel confronted her about the underpass incident. Her expression was real confusion. Now I know that these people are actors just doing a thing and pretending but Annas character was written that way, with a sincere and extremely confused look on her face.
So by this time I’m only half way into the movie and silently twiddling my thumbs because I had already figured out that Rachel was innocent, she was never a violent drunk and her arsehole cheating ex husband was the real villain all along.