Girl on the Train - A Netflix Review

May 23, 2023
David Sunnyside

the girl on the train netflix review

Every day, Rachel Watson rides the train past her ex-husband's house with his new wife and baby daughter. She fantasizes about the couple's perfect life and watches their every move, wishing that she could be as stable. But then one day she sees a shocking sight, which fills her with pure rage.

This 2021 adaptation of Paula Hawkins' 2015 novel, was directed by Ribhu Dasgupta and stars Parineeti Chopra. The film has been re-titled Girl on the Train in Hindi, and the change is a welcome one as it makes the movie sound more compelling.

Chopra does a good job but her character is not as complex and nuanced as the original. She does a good job of portraying an alcoholic who is wracked with guilt and shame. Aditi Rao Hydari is also impressive in her role as a cop who is investigating the case of the missing girl.

The problem with the movie is that it does not take into account how complicated the subject matter actually is. It is too easy to assume that the main character is a monster and that she is a serial killer just because she has a messed up past.

Despite all the flaws, the movie does manage to hold your attention for the most part because of its acting and the story. The ending is a bit of a letdown but overall it is worth checking out.

David Sunnyside
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