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The Girl on the Train (2013)

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A chance encounter with a mysterious young woman leads a documentary filmmaker down a very different road than he intended as he works on his latest project.

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Cast

Cast overview:
Henry Ian Cusick ... Danny Hart
Nicki Aycox ... Lexi
Stephen Lang ... Det. Lloyd Martin
David Margulies ... Morris Herzman
Charles Aitken ... Spider
James Biberi ... Cabbie
Waltrudis Buck ... Rina Herzman
John L. Payne ... Carl Pruitt (as John Payne)
Tom Morrissey Tom Morrissey ... Enigmatic Old Man
Nathalie Lyon Nathalie Lyon ... Lottery Girl
John Fugelsang John Fugelsang ... Lottery Guy
Alex Vega Alex Vega ... Big Man
Jennifer Nuccitelli ... Lexi's Mother
Maria Chinappi Maria Chinappi ... Young Lexi
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Storyline

A documentary filmmaker boards a train at Grand Central Terminal, heading to upstate New York to interview the subjects of his latest project. A chance encounter with a mysterious young woman leads him on a journey of a very different sort, and within the blink of an eye, Hart is forced to leave his complacent life behind for a world in which the line between fantasy and reality is blurred. As Hart tells his strange story to a police detective he finds himself being questioned as Martin tries to discover whether Hart is the victim or the suspect in the strange affair. Written by anonymous

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She's every woman you'll never know....

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 February 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Rapariga no Comboio See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,211,000, 8 August 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$9,573,000, 31 October 2014
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8180 Films See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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The entire film was shot in 17 days. Which is a very tight schedule. Actually, the original schedule was 14 days but the train that was booked had doors that wouldn't open at a certain point so an extra half-day was given. See more »

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Not as great as many said, but really not as bad either
16 May 2015 | by bgartsSee all my reviews

The plot in this one is a little disjointed and by the end you are wondering what the heck is going on, but it seems to wrap everything up kind of neat. The relationship between Danny and Lexi is confusing and unclear as you are only clued in by his conversation with the detective. Danny and Lexi's conversations are mostly soliloquies, nothing you would hear normal people discuss. Sounds more like they memorized lengthy passages of a thought-provoking novel and repeated them back and forth to one another throughout the movie.

The cinematography and music are very well done. The acting was good, but really not as horrible as some people have reported. I think the relationship between Danny and Lexi could have been fleshed out more. They never even get to a point where they get uncomfortably close to each other, so you wonder why he spent so much energy pursuing her if there is no emotional energy created at some point. It all seems suspiciously platonic, but the why is never clear. Again, the end clears thing up a little in this respect.

Like I said, in the end the confusion is cleared up, but you are left wondering why you were even confused to begin with. You should have enough information to be uncomfortable with what you don't know, not confused wondering what you might have missed, only to find out you didn't miss anything at all.

So see it and make up your own mind. It's a good story regardless.


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