The Girl on the Train” was released in theaters on October 7, 2016 just one year after the book by the same name was released in 2015. This seems to be rather soon. Usually, there is more time between the release of a book and the release of a movie. Readers haven't had much time to read the book before they had the opportunity to see it in the Movies. It is not unusual to have changes in movies that were not in the book, and "The Girl on the Train" movie is no exception. There are many differences between the film and the book.

The movie

"The Girl on the Train" is a mystery thriller drama starring some A-list actors and actresses such as Emily Blunt, Lisa Kudrow, Justin Theroux, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Luke Evans, Allison Janney, and Edgar Ramirez. Rachel Watson, played by Emily Blunt, is a 32-year-old alcoholic.

Her husband Tom, played by Justin Theroux, cheated on his wife and ultimately left her for Anna, played by Rebecca Ferguson. Even though Rachel has lost her job because of her alcoholism, she continues to take the same train every day as if she were going to work. While riding on the train she fantasizes about the relationship of her neighbors, Scott and Megan Hipwell. During her commute, she sees something from a window, and she believes it has something to do with a missing girl who is thought to be murdered. The hour and 52-minute movie is rated R because of its extremely bad adult behavior.

The book 

"The Girl on the Train" is a psychological thriller novel written by Paula Hawkins. The book was No. 1 on The New York Times Fiction Best Sellers list for 13 weeks from February 2015 until  April 2015.

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Many reviewers thought the book was similar to the 2012 novel "Gone Girl" with its twists and turns. The Hawkins book sold over 11 million copies worldwide. The movie is different from the book in several ways. People who have read the book and then see the movie will recognize the differences. However, it might not matter to people who haven't read the book at all. The bottom line is that both the book and the movie are enjoyable to those who like a good thriller.