Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and night. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She's even started to fell like she knows them. Jess and Jason, she calls them. Their life - as she sees it - is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. 


And then she sees something shocking. It's only a minute until the train moves on, but it's enough. Now everything's changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel goes to the police. But is she really as unreliable as they say? Soon she is deeply entangled not only in the investigation but in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? 

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins was an amazing book with twists and turns that you will never see coming. I was very excited to see the movie adaptation when it came out in theaters. Overall the movie was wonderful and followed along with the story line in the book. Here are a couple of my thoughts about the movie and the book. 

1. Why were there so many sex scenes in the movie? Was that really necessary? None of the sex scenes in the movie were mentioned in the book. Then the one important sex scene where Rachel and Scott have sex isn't even in the movie. They also left out where Scott holds Rachel hostage, which was an important story line of the book. That part of the novel really makes you think Scott is guilty while the movie brushes over that topic. 

2. I did like how they added the scene in with Martha (Tom's bosses' wife). I think that scene really mushed home how Tom psychologically abused Rachel during their marriage. 

3. For me, the movie really brought to light some of the things I missed while reading the book. Especially since the book was not an easy read. I even like the book more now after watching the movie. 

4. My final thought about the movie, Emily Blunt played an exception Rachel in the movie adaptation. I was especially impressed with her acting during Rachel's drunk scenes. I look forward to seeing if she wins an award for her performance in this film. 

Published by Cameo Jonas