The most anticipated thriller of the year is finally here, and it is as good, dark and chaotic as its bestselling book written by Paula Hawkins.
In the movie we meet a drunk and unemployed Rachel, played by the brilliant Emily Blunt, on her way to Manhattan with the morning train.
Every day she commutes to a job that she lost a year ago, and every day she passes the same house she left two years ago because her husband Tom, played by Justin Theroux, cheated on her with their realtor. Who is now the mother of his child.
Rachel is still struggling with getting over her divorce and becomes obsessed with a couple living two doors down from her old house – imagining what her life could’ve been like.
One day, she sees the woman, Megan, with another man and her whole imagined world falls to pieces. Next day she wakes up with blood on her hands, a massive hangover and no memory of what she’s been up to for the last 24 hours.
Megan has gone missing, and Rachel becomes one of the main suspects when the police finds out she was walking around in her old neighbourhood the night before.
The director, Larry Brand, takes us back and forth in time and reveals what happened in the months and hours before Megan went missing. The whole plot is as chaotic as Rachel’s brain and it leaves you speechless at the end.
One essential thing that they left out from the book was the location, which they changed from England to New York. But at least they have Emily Blunt who is still holding on to her British accent in a movie filled with Americans like Lisa Kudrow from Friends and Laura Prepon from Orange is the new Black.
It’s not often you could say that the movie is as good as the book, but in this case it doesn’t matter if you’ve read the book or not because the movie did the book justice.