Film Brief: The Girl on the Train

What a slog.  Some movies are plot-driven, some character-driven.  The Girl on the Train is neither.  Early on in this waste of time, I was thinking that there’s a ton of what should be really compelling juicy material turned boring by an inept filmmaker.  But by the end, with only 5 minutes of actual drama in the entire film, I realized how little meat there ever was.  And my god the characters are flat.  OK performances keep this movie floating above my lowest rating, but The Girl on the Train is a strong contender for worst of the year.  2/10

the-girl-on-the-train-text-blockComparison Notes: Recommended: Gone Girl, The Uninvited, Basic Instinct, Side Effects, The Gift, The Housemaid, Vertigo,  Sleeping Beauty; N/O: Presumed Innocent

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