22 September 2016

Movie & Giveaway: The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train movieDid you read Paula Hawkins's The Girl on the Train? In this psychological thriller, a woman of questionable stability thinks she witnessed a crime while looking out the window of her commuter train. There is a lot more going on than just the possible crime, though. Rachel is coping a number of personal problems related to her recent divorce, too much alcohol, and her crumbling job. She is also a little too obsessed with a couple she sees from the train every day to and from work.

Because I enjoyed the book, I am more than a little curious about the movie The Girl on the Train, which is directed by Tate Taylor (who also directed The Help) and produced by Marc Platt (of Into the Woods fame). The movie opens in theaters on October 7.

The cast looks perfect for the story: The stars include Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, and Justin Theroux. The DreamWorks Pictures production is being released by Universal Pictures.

The Girl on the Train movieHere is the studio's summary:

The Girl on the Train is the story of Rachel Watson's (Blunt) life post-divorce. Every day, she takes the train in to work in New York, and every day the train passes by her old house. The house she lived in with her husband, who still lives there, with his new wife and child (Ferguson and Theroux). As she attempts to not focus on her pain, she starts watching a couple who live a few houses down--Megan and Scott Hipwell (Bennett and Evans). She creates a wonderful dream life for them in her head, about how they are a perfect happy family. And then one day, as the train passes, she sees something shocking, filling her with rage. The next day, she wakes up with a horrible hangover, various wounds and bruises, and no memory of the night before. She has only a feeling: something bad happened. Then come the TV reports: Megan Hipwell is missing. Rachel becomes invested in the case and trying to find out what happened to Megan, where she is, and what exactly she herself was up to that same night Megan went missing.
I can tell you there are some good twists, creepy characters, and puzzles to figure out. The novel is sure to be super on the silver screen. Take a look at the trailer:

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The Girl on the Train movieThe Giveaway: Thanks to Universal Pictures, I'm able offer one of my readers with a USA  mailing address a fabulous prize pack consisting of a $25 Fandango gift card for a night at the movies with The Girl on the Train PLUS a very cool Black Sling Bag, Luggage Tag, and Lip Balm. You won't want to miss this great opportunity to see the movie and score some awesome swag. All you have to do to be entered for a chance to win is to fill out the following form. I'll pick a winner via random number generator on September 29. Once the winner has been verified, I'll erase all personal information from my computer. Good luck!


Vicki 9/22/16, 6:22 AM  

What an awesome giveaway! Thanks!

Tina 9/22/16, 6:24 AM  

This is indeed a great giveaway. I enjoyed the book and the writing, have been looking forward to the movie too. I wish Paula Hawkins would write another novel !

Kay 9/22/16, 9:45 AM  

Nice giveaway! I read the book, liked it OK then, like it better now somehow (not sure why), want to see the movie. Trying to figure out how to convince my husband to see it with me. Or maybe I'll just go alone. LOL

Les 9/23/16, 8:03 AM  

Very nice giveaway! I can't wait to see the film, even though I know the outcome. Very nice cast.

Daryl 9/23/16, 2:46 PM  

its a variation of Rear Window ... sort of ...

Shammickite 9/23/16, 6:24 PM  

I loved that book, just couldn't put it down. But in my experience, movies of psychological thriller novels never really come up to expectations if you read the book first.

Nise' 9/23/16, 9:17 PM  

I enjoyed this book, and look forward to the movie. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

Unknown 9/24/16, 4:46 PM  

Thanxs for the giveaway contest

nishitak 10/1/16, 2:10 AM  

Ooh, the movie sounds great. Emily Blunt! I so love her, she's going to be great as Rachel. Can't wait to see the movie.

(Diane) bookchickdi 10/9/16, 4:06 PM  

I saw a preview screening and like Gone Girl, I enjoyed the movie more than the book. Emily Blunt was superb.

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