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Highly Suspect Reviews: The Girl on the Train

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Emily Blunt plays Rachel, an extremely broken woman and serious alcoholic, some two years out from her marriage falling apart and still can’t even vaguely get it together. Every day she rides the train to the city, passing by her old house where she can watch her husband and his new wife and child live together happily. But she also observes a beautiful couple who live nearby and fantasizes about their perfect life…until one day she sees the woman with another man…and then the woman disappears. Who did it? Rachel is afraid SHE might have done it during a black out so she has to get straight and play detective to discover the truth.

And that’s what the Unusual Suspects are here for…to help you discover the truth about movies. For this one, your investigative team consists of Chris, Herman, Kyle and JC.


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Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free, by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal”, turned into a full time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site Spill.com, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you.
  • Scott Johnson

    After coming out of the movie, I felt this film was a Hollywood-scale Lifetime movie. I can understand where Harris would hate it because there’s so little amount of depth to all these characters aside from the obsession with each other and babies. We really don’t get any substance of these characters, unlike Gone Girl which has layers and layers of questions and dramatic set up.

    I saw the movie with my mom who read the book and she said it was pretty faithful to the core story. So I think the movie didn’t want to fully flesh out all the little details in the story. I found the twist related to Megan’s trauma to be ridiculous (Some other people in the theater along with myself laughed) and I was baffled by how Allison Jenney never at any point arrested anyone. I can see why the movie never did it for plot reasons, but it was very irritating for a movie that wants to tell a realistic murder story.

  • Santos

    The bad reviews this is getting do not surprise at all. I tried reading the book and while there are some interesting elements, it’s overall pretty underwhelming.