Not only a thriller, ‘Girl on a Train’ plumbs women’s struggles


NEW YORK It’s a thriller, a whodunit, a story of loneliness, alcoholism and voyeurism. But “The Girl on a Train,” a film chronicle of a best-selling novel, is also a story of womanlike empowerment, a filmmakers say.

After offered 15 million copies worldwide given a 2015 release, Paula Hawkins’ story of murder, profanation and romantic abuse gets a dim turn in a film that opens this week.

Emily Blunt plays Rachel Watson, an alcoholic who has mislaid her pursuit and her matrimony and who spies from a sight on her intrigue ex-husband (Justin Theroux) and his new mother Anna (Rebecca Ferguson). Rachel turns pledge investigator when another lady with unfortunate secrets, Megan (Haley Bennett), goes blank and turns adult dead.

“I feel like this film represents women’s right to be bad and injured and wrong and messed up. we consider women around a universe are going to extol that,” Blunt said.

“Yes, (the women) are pitted opposite any other in a commencement though nonetheless they do eventually unite, and they are real,” she added.

All 3 women are theme to jealousy, determining function and gaslighting – a tenure for psychological abuse that creates a plant doubt his or her sanity.

Some previews have had women in a assembly entertaining during a finish as a womanlike characters wreak their revenge.

The film opens during domestic assault recognition month in a United States and a National Network to End Domestic Violence has constructed contention questions that prominence themes of abuse in a book.

Director Tate Taylor pronounced he would be blissful if a film empowers women. “I didn’t intend, on an egghead level, for it to be a punish film, though it has struck a nerve.”

Taylor, who also destined a female-centric film “The Help,” attributes his consolation with women to his upbringing.

“I was lifted by a singular mom. She was flattering most my primary caregiver… So we had a lot of womanlike appetite and we saw a lot of struggle, a lot of integrity and a lot of success. we proportion women with being survivors since of my mom,” he said.

Taylor and Blunt pronounced a film was deliberately darker than a book.

“We concluded that we were unequivocally going to exhibit a underbelly of domestic life in all a darkness,” pronounced Blunt. “It’s impossibly heartless to watch during times and unsettling, and we am anxious that even for lovers of a book, it still shocks.”

(Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Editing by Cynthia Osterman)


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