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The Girl On The Train-Teen Movie Review

Rachel Watson (Emily Blunt) is the girl on the train. When Rachel is on her daily commutes she admires two homes  from the window of her train. One of the homes used to be hers. The couple living there is her ex-husband and his new wife, who was once his blond mistress. The home next door seemingly has the perfect couple. The woman is blond and beautiful and is typically seen kissing her handsome husband. However, everything changes when Rachel witnesses something shocking from one of the homes’ backyards. Now Rachel is involved in their lives more than just passing by on the train. Based on a popular fiction novel, The Girl On The Train.”

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the-girl-on-the-trainRating:  1 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: January 17, 2017
MPAA Rating: R
Best Age Group: 17+
Sexual Content: Excessive
Violent/Disturbing Content: Excessive
Crude or Profane Language: Excessive
Drug and Alcohol Content: Excessive
Will Teens Like It?  Yes

 

 

 

Talking Points:

  • The film focuses on infidelity, and two unhappily married couples.

Sexual Content: Excessive

  • We see intimate sexual relationships between married couples and some having affairs. We not only see them in bed, but also in the shower, in front of a window and in the woods.
  • The girl on the train watches a couple making love in front of a window.
  • A female character tries to seduce her therapist. She unzips his pants and sucks on his fingers.

Violent/Disturbing Content:

  • We see a woman tortured and murdered.
  • A woman falls asleep in the bath tub with her baby on her chest. The baby accidentally drowns.
  • Character’s are shown breaking mirrors in a fit of rage.
  • A male character encourages his mistress to have an affair.
  • A man is stabbed and bleeds to death. We see him covered in blood.

Crude or Profane Language: Excessive

  • We hear the f-word numerous times throughout the film. We also hear, “a–,” “h—,” and “b–ch.”

Drug and Alcohol Content: Excessive

  • Rachel, the girl on the train, has a serious drinking problem. We see pour Vodka in her water bottle. She’s constantly drunk. She eventually attends  AA.

Will Teens Like It? Yes

  • Based on a popular novel of which many teens have read.

Overall this is not a movie for kids or pre-teens.

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