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The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train
The Girl on the Train
The Girl on the Train
  • R
  • 1h 52m
  • 2016
Common Sense Media Iconage 17+
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A recently divorced woman rides the same commuter train every morning, passing the house she used to live in with her now remarried husband. Trying to block out the painful memories, she becomes fascinated with a couple living a few houses down the road, imagining them as the ideal couple with perfect lives. When she happens to glimpse something shocking during one of her rides, she soon finds herself entangled in the couple's lives. Based on the bestselling debut novel from British author Paula Hawkins, "The Girl on the Train" stars Emily Blunt, Justin Theroux, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Luke Evans and Laura Prepon.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: Emily Blunt's outstanding performance isn't enough to keep The Girl on the Train from sliding sluggishly into exploitative melodrama.
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Taut book-based thriller has drinking, violence, sex.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that The Girl on the Train is a psychological thriller based on Paula Hawkins' best-selling novel. It's about Rachel (Emily Blunt), a bitter ex-wife and blackout alcoholic who fixates on a seemingly happy couple she watches from the train. Then the woman (Haley Bennett) goes missing, and Rachel wakes up covered in blood, unable to remember the night before. Expect tense, violent confrontations, as well as graphic scenes of people fighting for their lives. Drinking is constant but not glamorized: Rachel is often shown sloppily, belligerently drunk and horribly hung over. Characters have sex in bed, outdoors, and the shower, though sensitive nudity is limited to a non-sexual shot of a naked woman shown from behind. Language includes "f--k," "s--t," and more.

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Messages
Positive Role Models
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Thriller, Drama
  • Release Date:October 7, 2016
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
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  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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