WHAT YOU SEE CAN HURT YOU.
Alcoholic Rachel Watson (Emily Blunt) rides the train every day and fantasizes about a seemingly perfect couple that she can see from the train; one day she wakes up with bruises and memory loss and learns that the woman she’s been watching has gone missing… This adaptation of the bestseller doesn’t stray far from the source material, but fails to deliver the same kind of energy. Even though tension builds as we get closer to the final revelations, the film is morose and gets bogged down in its therapy sessions. The actors can’t be blamed; Blunt is very good in the lead.
2016-U.S. 112 min. Color. Directed by Tate Taylor. Novel: Paula Hawkins. Cast: Emily Blunt (Rachel Watson), Rebecca Ferguson (Anna Watson), Haley Bennett (Megan Hipwell), Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Allison Janney… Édgar Ramírez, Lisa Kudrow.
Trivia: Co-executive produced by Steven Spielberg. Margot Robbie and Kate Mara were allegedly considered as Megan.