Saturday, February 4, 2017

The Girl on the Train (2016)

Now that I have settled in for the evening after spending some time with my father, it is time to get back to the blog and finish a review on one of the films I have watched this weekend. The next movie up is the 2016 mystery/thriller The Girl on the Train.

Plot/ A divorcee becomes entangled in a missing persons investigation that promises to send shockwaves throughout her life.

Movies based on books are often hit and miss. Luckily, I did not read this one, so I cannot mention how the adaptation went. This mystery/thriller is interesting although it definitely lacked the tension that I had hoped for. The performances really worked within the storyline, the plot was solid, and there were many elements that helped improve the overall feel. Unfortunately, there was too much going on and the pacing/editing was all over. On top of that, the characterization never took hold and it was definitely difficult to relate to any of the characters. In the end, this one was difficult to review as it was hard to stay interested throughout. It was definitely similar to Gone Girl, but it lacked most of the qualities that made that one interesting and memorable.

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