“The Girl on the Train”

A Look at the Movies

Rated R

1 hour 50 minutes

Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson, Luke Evans, Justin Theroux

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – It’s no secret that a person’s mind can become muddled from having too much to drink. Problem drinker Emily Blunt can’t be sure what she saw as “The Girl on the Train.”

This stylishly clever murder mystery thriller has all the earmarks of a classic, and Emily Blunt’s powerful performance will take this girl on a train straight to an Oscar nomination.

Hypnotic story telling holds you in its grip as this provocative tale of suburban infidelity and murder unfolds. Emily Blunt’s amazing performance always remains the centerpiece as she wrestles with her alcoholic crisis. Haley Bennett’s acting as the doomed adulterous wife could earn her a best supporting Oscar. The film’s overall acting superiority enhances this masterful directing.

Blunt’s good intentions helping to find the killer only provokes anger from the murdered woman’s husband. Emily Blunt takes a lot of abuse in a terrific thriller worthy of nothing but accolades.

When a famous politician recently said, “Everyone’s unfaithful,” he must have been describing the town as seen through the eyes of “The Girl on the Train.” All aboard to the sure fire destination of 4 stars.

Going forward, don’t forget what I said about those Oscar nominations.