This week’s feature attraction at the Lamoni Coliseum is The Girl on the Train. Commuter Rachel Watson (Emily Blunt) catches daily glimpses of a seemingly perfect couple, Scott and Megan, from the window of her train. One day, Watson witnesses something shocking unfold in the backyard of the strangers’ home. Rachel tells the authorities what she thinks she saw after learning that Megan is now missing and feared dead. Unable to trust her own memory, the troubled woman begins her own investigation, while police suspect that Rachel may have crossed a dangerous line. Based on Paula Hawkins’ bestselling novel, the DreamWorks Pictures’ thriller is directed by Tate Taylor (The Help, Get on Up).
Critic Comments: “A classic marital suspense drama, it doesn’t get crazy until almost too late.” (Boston Globe) “What it wisely maintains from the novel are three unreliable narrators – Rachel, Anna and Megan, women who have a hard time being honest with us and themselves. Annoying? Not to me. I found the device, and the secret of what unites these hard-luck ladies, to be just the femcentric fuel to raise Girl to the level of spellbinder.” (Rolling Stone) “The Girl on the Train becomes a conventional crime thriller only in its last 10 minutes or so. Until then, Mr. Taylor and screenwriter Erin Cressida Wilson give us something close to an art film ….” (The Wall Street Journal) “The Girl on the Train is a taut psychological thriller …” (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
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