#1 New York Times Best-Seller Turned Into Movie Thriller

dsc_2982By Gladys Oliva |Staff Writer|

Hollywood got its hands on a best selling novel “The Girl On The Train,” which hit the big screen Oct. 8.

The film is focused on the main character named Rachel, an alcoholic who recently divorced her husband due to an affair.

As a commuter, she often looks out the window during the train stop and obsesses over the perfectly in love couple she describes as “the kind of love you always want.”

She ends the day a drunken mess and the next day she discovers that the woman from the “perfect love couple” has gone missing.

Rachel has a gut-wrenching feeling that she’s a part of this crime but her blurred memory gets in the way of the truth.

The film was highly anticipated, especially by those who have read the book.

It is undeniable that Hollywood has not stuck with the original plot.

For example, author Paula Hopkins  sets her story in London but the film was based in New York City.

Although it’s a big difference in location, director Tate Taylor was confident with changing the location due to the fact that it was still a largely commuted city and most of the movie takes place on the train.

An important scene in the film that was not mentioned it the book was Rachel’s drunken video with a stranger, where she is seen talking about all the violent things she is capable of doing.

This video is what convinces her she’s the killer and had something to do with the missing woman.

The movie would project to a blue-green filter, soft filters, or warm yellows depending on the personality but mainly shot with very light filters and a soft color palette.

Although being a highly anticipated movie, it didn’t get the ratings it was expected to receive.

The newly released movie was rated a 43% according to Rotten Tomatoes and a 6.7/10 on IMDd.

“Honestly I would give it 2.5 stars, I didn’t think it was as interesting as it was going to be. I would not recommend the movie to a friend, I was a bit disappointed,” said an audience member.

It’s safe to say “The Girl on the Train was less gruesome and the leading female role was not as psychotic as described in the book and other films.

“The Girl On The Train may have had a complex female role but it could not be compared to the other best seller, “Gone Girl.”

“In Gone Girl, Amy is the supremely calculating architect of her story; in The Girl on the Train, Rachel staggers along, unsteady and unsure,” said Emine Saner of The Guardia.

Due to the female roles that play a very complex and troubled part, media expected the film to be similar to “Gone Girl,” which sold over two million copies and $38 million in ticket sales, according to MarketWatch.

It’ll take weeks for “The Girl On The Train” to reach that level.


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