With the success of GONE GIRL back in 2014, it’s no surprise that THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN has very high expectations to be the next mystery thriller for 2016.
Universal Home Entertainment released THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN today on Blu-ray, DVD and HD Digital download formats.
Cast and Crew:
The film stars Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Edgar Ramirez, Laura Prepon and Allison Janney. It is directed by Tate Taylor. The adapted screenplay is written by Erin Cressida Wilson, based off the Paula Hawkin’s novel.
In this thriller, Rachel (Blunt), who is 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.
*Deleted and Extended Scenes
*The Women Behind The Girl Featurette
*On Board The Train Featurette
*Commentary by Director Tate Taylor
The film offers very fine performances by the cast, in particular with Emily Blunt as an alcoholic divorcee. Blunt convincingly plays the woman trying to pick up the pieces of memories as she uncovers the mystery of a missing woman. The film offers multiple twists and turns, which did not disappoint for those into mystery thrillers.
A drawback of the film is the multiple narration by the three main female characters. Although, it is essential to the story due to the incorporation by Paula Hawkin’s novel, the narration pushes the storytelling into a snail pace bore.
Additionally, the most of the characters are very depressing and unlikable. By the end of the movie, there wasn’t a care on who survives or dies in this ordeal.
As for the extra features, none of the deleted or extended scenes are consequential to the movie’s plotline. The featurettes present interesting interviews from Emily Blunt, Justin Theroux, Tate Taylor and Paula Hawkin. The best feature is the voice over commentary from Director Tate Taylor. He goes into significant depth into making the film with fun facts and distinguishes certain scene changes from the novel.
Overall Grade: B-
THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN is available today on Blu-ray, DVD and HD Digital.