The Girl on the Train

9780735212169_GirlontheTrain_MTI_MM.inddThis past weekend I went to go see The Girl on the Train.  I was particularly excited because I ran a book club at my previous position and we had read this novel for one of our meetings.  As most readers know, it is exciting to see the story you played in your mind come to life on the big screen.

And I must say, I was pleasantly surprised by what a great job they did at adapting the complex plot and characters for
a film format.  They had to take chunks out of the novel’s story line, but the film did not feel lacking.  As most of you might assume, this tends to be the biggest complaint for page-to-screen movies, but in my opinion, it did not apply here.  I went to the movie theater with a friend who had also read the Paula Hawkins piece and she agreed with me; the movie makers did a fine job at creating this film.

What are some film adaptions of books that you’ve watched?  What were your opinions?  I’d love to see them in the comments below!



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6 responses to “The Girl on the Train

  1. mikefleckcreator

    The more I read about this film the more I want to watch it. Great writeup, thanks for this! Do you write for any other sites?

    • msulas

      I’m glad you enjoyed it! Definitely go watch it when you get a chance. I only have this blog running right now, which I add to whenever I get a chance between all the other “hats” I wear. Thank you!

  2. Great review thank you. Emily Blunt in brilliant in this female-driven pyschological thriller – love the spectacular finale of feminine vengeance.

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