There’s always an audience for a story that features sex, drama, love, and murder. That is exactly what audiences got when they bought a ticket to The Girl On The Train. Based of Paula Hawkins’ debut novel from 2015 of the same name, this psychological thriller film stats Emily Blunt, Justin Theroux, Haley Bennett, and Rebecca Ferguson. The film closed out 2016 reeling in over $75 million domestically and $96 million internationally, for a total of $172 million.
The film received positive reviews, with Emily Blunt earning a nomination for outstanding performance by a female actress in a leading role at the 23rd Screen Actors Guild Awards. If you like 2014’s Gone Girl starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike or a viewer of Showtime’s The Affair, this movie is right up your ally. Rolling Stone gave the film three out of four stars, giving high praise to Blunt saying, “The movie gives away the game faster than the novel, but Emily Blunt digs so deep into the role of a blackout drunk and maybe murderer that she raises her character to the level of spellbinder”