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The Girl on the Train (2009)
"La fille du RER" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  18 March 2009 (France)
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A drama centered on a young woman who claims she was the target of an anti-Semetic attack and the subsequent media sensation it creates.

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Jeanne
Michel Blanc ...
Samuel Bleistein
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Alex
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Judith
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Franck
Jérémie Quaegebeur ...
Nathan (as Jérémy Quaegebeur)
Djibril Pavadé ...
Tom
Alain Cauchi ...
Marius
Amer Alwan ...
Le vendeur de bagages
Mélaine Leconte ...
La serveuse
Raphaëline Goupilleau ...
L'officier de la brigade des Stups
Arnaud Valois ...
Gabi
Bruno Mary ...
Policier hôpital
Jessica Borio ...
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Jeanne is a young woman, striking but otherwise without qualities. Her mother tries to get her a job in the office of a lawyer, Bleistein, her lover years ago. Jeanne fails the interview but falls into a relationship with Franck, a wrestler whose dreams and claims of being in a legitimate business partnership Jeanne is only too happy to believe. When Franck is arrested, he turns on Jeanne for her naivety; she's stung and seeks attention by making up a story of an attack on a train. Is there any way out for her? In a subplot, Bleistein's grandson, Nathan, prepares for his bar mitzvah and, through an encounter with Jeanne, experiences intimations of manhood. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Opening Weekend:

$19,154 (USA) (22 January 2010)

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$2,874 (USA) (31 October 2014)
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Performed by Il Giardino Armonico
Music by Antonio Vivaldi
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Girl Interrupted... Rollerblading
23 July 2010 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

This movie consists of scenes of a girl Rollerblading, occasionally interrupted by a failed attempt at storyline and character study. Before, or better if, you read any further: Don't Waste Your Time.

This movie was 102 Minutes, but honestly felt double that length. The whole thing stunk, but here come the specific aspects of reek. We are never given any motivation for the "true event" culmination this movie is based around. There are peripheral stories and characters that are useless to plot development and uninteresting. It's slow, it goes nowhere and if I hadn't been watching it with other people I would have shut it off about 3/4s of the way through.

I think there is still a contingent of American people out there that believe foreign equals complex and innovative. Watch this Rollerblading commercial called a movie and you'll realize that merde is merde in any language. (Look it up).


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